Post: One legged finch
Posted by Rowena on 10/21/05
Hi again all,
Has anyone had any experience with the survivability and
quality of life for a one legged finch? Long story
short....One of my gouldians is at the vet's today to maybe
have his leg amputated, probably at the joint closest to
the body, end result of a foot injury that went gangrenous
despite vet care and antibiotics. Will he be able to
survive (after healing) back in the aviary with the colony,
or is he going to have to be "pet bird in a cage" type of
thing. Young bird, less then 1 yr old, would like to keep
things as normal as possible for him, even if he doesn't
lose the leg, he has lost the back toe, one of the front
toes for sure, and the vet thinks that if the other two
front toes survive, they'll be fixed in a straight
position. Understandably, he'll have problems perching
with that foot, but otherwise seems to get around fine.
Any thoughts or suggestions on this, anyone?
Posts on this thread, including this one
One legged finch, 10/21/05, by Rowena. Re: One legged finch, 10/21/05, by Fran. Re: One legged finch, 10/22/05, by Rowena. Re: One legged finch, 10/22/05, by Rowena. Re: One legged finch, 10/24/05, by Kitty.J. Re: One legged finch/Kitty J., 10/25/05, by Rowena. Re: One legged finch/Kitty J., 10/25/05, by Kitty.J.