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Re: Baby Lovebird with all toes pointing forward

Posted by Glenda on 5/04/08
(4) Comments

    You are welcome. Just let us know if it works with older babies,


    On 5/04/08, Evelyn, WV wrote:
    > 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?