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Re: Re: Re: HELP!! baby not standing yet/Laura J./Rowena

Posted by JILL on 12/15/05
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    On 12/14/05, LauraJ wrote:
    > On 12/14/05, Rowena wrote:
    >> On 12/03/05, LauraJ wrote:
    >>> On 12/03/05, jill wrote:
    >>>> i have a budgie baby that i fostered to another hen. i
    >>>> only gave her one because she didn't have a mate to feed
    >>>> her yet she insisted on laying eggs. i thought it might
    >>>> help her to raise one....well, she has done a super
    >>>> job...she keeps him fed and clean but he is 4 weeks old
    >>>> and his little legs are all sprawled out to the sides
    >>>> instead of under him. what can i do to help him? does this
    >>>> happen often? is it normal? i would hate to have to put
    >>>> him down but i don't want the little guy to suffer....any
    >>>> helpful advice would be appreciated...thanks in advance,
    >>>> jill
    >>>
    >>> Hi Jill,
    >>>
    >>> Your baby has what is commonly called splay leg. This is
    >>> caused by several things but sounds like mama bird sat too
    >>> tight on him because she only had one egg. I have included a
    >>> link on splay leg and several ways of correcting it. You
    >>> stand a pretty good chance of success because the chick is as
    >>> young as it is. Good luck.
    >>>
    >>> LauraJ
    >>
    >> Hi LauraJ,
    >> Just thought I'd let you know that I visited the splay leg
    >> site. It made a lot of sense, he had some good information
    >> there.
    >> Thanks for putting out there.
    >> Rowena
    >
    > Your welcome. I hope Jill found it useful and maybe she will
    post
    > an update on the baby budgie soon.
    >
    > LauraJ


    HI! I DID FIND IT QUITE USFULLY.THE BABY WAS COMMING ALONG NICELY
    BUT WE HAD A MISHAP WITH ANOTHER BIRD AND HE DIED. IT JUST KILLED
    ME BUT ALL I COULD DO WAS CRY. I HAVE A COMMUNITY OF BUDGIES AND
    WHILE I WAS AT WORK ONE OF THE OTHER FEMALES KILLED HIM. THE
    MOTHER BIRD INFLICKTED HER FAIR SHARE OF PAIN ON THE OTHER BIRD
    THOUGH. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT HAPPENED BECAUSE I HAVE MANY
    NEST BOXES. I GUESS THAT PARTICULAR LOCATION IN THE CAGE IS A
    PRIZE. AT ANY RATE I REMAVED THE OFFENDING BIRD FOR A WEEK IN
    HOPES THAT HE WOULD RECOVER BUT HE NEVER DID. THANKS THOUGH FOR
    THE HELP IT WAS APPRECIATED AND I KNOW WHAT TO DO IF I EVER HAVE
    ANYMORE TROUBLE LIKE THIS,
    JILL