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Re: Baby Lovebird with all toes pointing forward

Posted by Evelyn, WV on 5/04/08
(4) Comments

    Thanks Glenda, I'll try it!

    On 5/01/08, Glenda wrote:
    > Evelyn,
    > I think this can be corrected. A couple of years ago I was
    > feeding a 12 day old Amazon when I realized the toes were
    > pointing one way on one of its feet. I carried it to an
    > avian vet and she used white gauze tape. She placed the foot
    > with the toes in a normal position on the tape and then
    > folded the tape around the foot to form a flat bottomed boot
    > that extended a little longer in front and back of the foot
    > so the foot had to be flat at all times. I left it on for
    > approximately a week and when it was removed the foot was
    > normal. It may take a little longer on your baby because it
    > is older and you may have to change the tape if it gets
    > dirty. Its worth a try, just be careful removing the tape as
    > those toes are so tiny on a lovebird.
    > Good luck,
    > Glenda
    > On 5/01/08, Evelyn wrote:
    >> I just discovered that a 5 week old lovebird has one foot
    >> that all the toes point forward. Is a way to correct this?