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Re: Re: Re: HELP!! baby not standing yet/Laura J.

Posted by Rowena on 12/14/05
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    On 12/03/05, LauraJ wrote:
    > On 12/03/05, jill wrote:
    >> i have a budgie baby that i fostered to another hen. i
    >> only gave her one because she didn't have a mate to feed
    >> her yet she insisted on laying eggs. i thought it might
    >> help her to raise one....well, she has done a super
    >> job...she keeps him fed and clean but he is 4 weeks old
    >> and his little legs are all sprawled out to the sides
    >> instead of under him. what can i do to help him? does this
    >> happen often? is it normal? i would hate to have to put
    >> him down but i don't want the little guy to suffer....any
    >> helpful advice would be appreciated...thanks in advance,
    >> jill
    > Hi Jill,
    > Your baby has what is commonly called splay leg. This is
    > caused by several things but sounds like mama bird sat too
    > tight on him because she only had one egg. I have included a
    > link on splay leg and several ways of correcting it. You
    > stand a pretty good chance of success because the chick is as
    > young as it is. Good luck.
    > LauraJ

    Hi LauraJ,
    Just thought I'd let you know that I visited the splay leg
    site. It made a lot of sense, he had some good information
    Thanks for putting out there.