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Posted by Rowena on 10/21/05

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    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?
    Thanks, Rowena



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.