I have a two year old male lovebird named Milo. Last night my husband and I put him in his cage, right up on his perch like usual, and then we went out to dinner. When we returned I went upstairs to get Milo out and he was sitting on the floor of his cage. He has never done this before so I immediatly started trying to figure out what was wrong with him. When I looked at his feet his two back toes on each foot were curled up next to the front two toes. We took him to after hours emergency care but no one was able to help us as they didn't have an avian vet on staff. I took him to his regular vet as soon as they opened this morning. They sent us home with an antibiotic liquid that we are supposed to apply to his feet twice daily. The vet says many different things may have caused this condition but he says the most likely cause is trauma. He does still move his legs and try to hop around as best he can. The vet also says Milo does have feeling in his toes although I'm not sure how he knows this.
I am just wondering if anyone else has had this experience with their bird and could offer any suggestions as to what this may be. Milo does not seem to be in any pain and he is eating, drinking and pottying normally. It is very hard for me to watch him struggle to walk and I am hoping his toes will straighten out very soon. Any advice is appreciated.