On 5/24/08, Connie wrote:
> Taping them up didn't work for mine. We tried that when it was a
> couple months old and let it stay for awhile and when we took
> the tape off, they were still splayed. But, hey.. what have you
> got to lose?
This problem is easily fixed. Boo on you for not fixing it in a
timely manner. Don't breed if you don't know what you are doing.
That goes for your birds AND YOU.
> On 5/24/08, Hedly Lamar wrote:
>> On 5/24/08, Connie wrote:
>>> I had a young bird that was splay legged and I sought info
>>> about it. I was told that sometimes the mother bird will lay
>>> on it so much that their little legs will spread out.
>>> Fortunately, mine was only 1 leg and she is still like that
>>> but gets around just as well as the others because she
>>> wanted to get around. Your bird has both splayed legs. The
>>> bird may or may not ever get up and walk but it will find a
>>> way to get around. You are gonna just have to wait and see
>>> and let it do for itslef. Sometimes life isn't fair and
>>> sometimes the mother will lay on one of them. At least she
>>> didn't sufficate it or kill it some other way. Give the bird
>>> some time and try and let him do his thing. Give him love
>>> and pray for him to find his way to get around. I believe
>>> that he will.
>>> On 5/22/08, travis wrote:
>>>> I have a green and blue monk parakeet, the green one laid
>>>> eggs again for the 2nd time, and we have 3 babies now. all
>>>> of them are feathered now, two of them can climb and walk
>>>> around fine but the last one isn't walking, he is always on
>>>> his stomach spread eagle, sometimes pushing himself up but
>>>> never really getting both of his legs under him. Is this
>>>> common? anything we can do to help? Thanks
>> Spayed legs are easily fixed. Take the bird to an experianced
>> avian vet and get them fixed. If you don't at least try then
>> you will have to live knowing that you didn't even try to help
>> that little one. Spend a couple of dollars. Geez I can tape
>> them up in about 3 minutes. After 2 weeks they are fine. Do
>> it now before it gets too old.