Re: Re: Re: HELP!! baby not standing yet/Laura J.
Posted by Rowena on 12/14/05
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,
> 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.
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.