Re: handicapped congo
Posted by Nancy Fuchsen on 3/21/08
On 2/24/08, Lisa wrote:
> On 2/08/08, Nubi wrote:
>> I just adopted a 15 qweek old handicapped congo. He is a
>> doll baby!! He has no feet and only one wing and it is
>> deformed. Just wondered if anyone might think of anything
>> special that I could get for him to play with. I have him
>> regular toys hung where he can bite and play with them.
>> Just looking for any help that anyone can give me. Thanks.
> You will be amazed at what these not so perfect little ones
> can do. I have 2 that I took in at 5 weeks of age, and are
> now almost 5 months old. One had a broken back, and leg,
> the other had a broken hip and leg. Both had splayed legs.
> The thing is (and this is just my opinion, they do not seem
> to realize that they are in any way different. Now it is
> true, that I have had to make some modifications cage-wise
> (they still climb, but then cannot get down), but as far as
> toys, they have ones that hang, and they also have foot toys
> (many many of these). They cannot pick them up with their
> feet, but they have a wonderful time tossing them around and
> trying to catch them with their beaks.
> I wish you the very best with this little one, and if I can
> be of any help, please do not hesitate to ask. I ran into
> an unfortunte lack of information on the internet regarding
> handicapped birds when I adopted these little ones.