On 10/24/06, jane wrote:
> due to breeding one of my male canary was in a fight over
> a female Since from that fight i noticed his leg was 1/2
> off i treaded it after awhile due to care [ PLACE IN A
> PORABLE CAGE } and rest from the another he has pick up
> but the leg is just hanging there
> Is there any thing i can do?
> Do you think it will be a good idea to place him back in
> the big cage?
> How long do female sit on there eggs for as i have a
> female sitting now for 19 days is that normol?
> Thank you for the time as i am a begging in this area
Are you saying the leg is severed? Like dangling with some
skin like as thow it was ripped off? Well if so I'd take it
to the vet ASAP!!! It needs to be amputated or if they can..
fix it. If it looks to be broken and jsut dangling there,
then you might want to take it to the vet, they'll put it in
a splint. NEVER EVER EVER, Try to fix it on your own. I
tried this, and it made my birds leg worse, and it had to be
amputated. If its just dangling there but still attached to
the leg ok, and you dont want to take it to the vet, put it
in a cage by itself (these things will happen if you dont
know anything about the animals your breeding. Always watch
your animals as you introduce eachother and NEVER put 2
males in the same cage with females, thats suicide!
And a female sitting 19 days on eggs insures your the eggs
are infertile, unless she had 5+ eggs and just started to
sit on them 10days ago or so. But what you can do to check
if the eggs are fertile is, take them out with a spoon and
candle them. No need o a candle for this, but a bright light
bulb and put the egg over the lightbulb without touching the
lighting with the egg (or use a flashlight, much easier) and
shine the light through the egg, if you see e veins in
fertile if not, its not fertile. Some eggs will Die in the
shell. Thats called DIS (Dead in Shell) and you'll just see
red or darker colors of yoke color. I prey you male brid is