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RE: Newborn Parakeet(straight legs)

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Fri Mar 28 22:32:06 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

I don't think there is an easy solution to this problem. I realize it might be expensive but an avian vet is about the only way to possibly solve this. Sometimes in hatching or even previous to hatching legs can be twisted causing muscles to atrophy and not extend or contract properly. In some instances the vet can cure this in others it is permanent. If there is a way to correct it the vet can suggest it or at least tell your friend what their options are. If after speaking with an avian vet the conclusion is reached that the budgie will remain handicapped then special care needs to be taken, there are many ideas online for setting up housing for handicapped birds of all sizes and they can still live a long and fulfilling life if given the right care. If your friend needs any help on caring for the handicapped budgie (after seeking an avian vet) let me know and I will be happy to provide ideas and websites with info on handicapped housing. We currently have a quaker missing one leg and just adopted out two splayed legged cockatiels so we do have experience with many kinds of handicaps among birds and how to house and care for them.


   

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