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Re: handicapped congo

Posted by Lisa on 2/24/08
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    On 2/08/08, Nubi wrote:
    > I just adopted a 15 qweek old handicapped congo. He is a
    > doll baby!! He has no feet and only one wing and it is
    > deformed. Just wondered if anyone might think of anything
    > special that I could get for him to play with. I have him
    > regular toys hung where he can bite and play with them.
    > Just looking for any help that anyone can give me. Thanks.

    You will be amazed at what these not so perfect little ones
    can do. I have 2 that I took in at 5 weeks of age, and are
    now almost 5 months old. One had a broken back, and leg,
    the other had a broken hip and leg. Both had splayed legs.
    The thing is (and this is just my opinion, they do not seem
    to realize that they are in any way different. Now it is
    true, that I have had to make some modifications cage-wise
    (they still climb, but then cannot get down), but as far as
    toys, they have ones that hang, and they also have foot toys
    (many many of these). They cannot pick them up with their
    feet, but they have a wonderful time tossing them around and
    trying to catch them with their beaks.

    I wish you the very best with this little one, and if I can
    be of any help, please do not hesitate to ask. I ran into
    an unfortunte lack of information on the internet regarding
    handicapped birds when I adopted these little ones.