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Post: I have a Finch with a broken leg

Posted by Diana on 7/15/05

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    I was giving a finch today with a broken leg. The owner
    said it fell out of the nest and the momma bird had quit
    feeding it. I asked if I could take it and try to nurse it
    to health. This is my second finch I am hand raising. The
    first did great and is a healthy bird. This one does not
    want to eat. I have read about splinting the leg but do
    not understand really what to do. I know this is going to
    sound bad but I am a single mom and can not afford to go
    to the vet for 2 weeks. Some would say I should not have
    taken the bird but it would have died if I did not try.
    Does anyone have any suggestions for me. I have been able
    to force feed it so it is starting to corporate a bit on
    the feeding and it does flap it's wings and move about the
    cage. So I guess my question is should I splint the leg
    and if so how do I do that?



Posts on this thread, including this one
  • I have a Finch with a broken leg, 7/15/05, by Diana.
  • Re: I have a Finch with a broken leg, 7/18/05, by Fran.
  • Re: I have a Finch with a broken leg, 6/21/06, by Amy.
  • Re: I have a Finch with a broken leg, 6/21/06, by Fran.
  • Re: I have a Finch with a broken leg, 6/24/06, by Elizabeth.
  • Re: I have a Finch with a broken leg, 6/25/06, by Kitty.J.
  • Re: I have a Finch with a broken leg, 7/19/06, by Sonoma.
  • Re: I have a Finch with a broken leg, 7/27/06, by Sonoma.