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Re: Baby monk parakeet

Posted by Hedly Lamar on 5/24/08
(12) Comments

    On 5/24/08, Connie wrote:
    > I had a young bird that was splay legged and I sought info
    > about it. I was told that sometimes the mother bird will lay
    > on it so much that their little legs will spread out.
    > Fortunately, mine was only 1 leg and she is still like that
    > but gets around just as well as the others because she
    > wanted to get around. Your bird has both splayed legs. The
    > bird may or may not ever get up and walk but it will find a
    > way to get around. You are gonna just have to wait and see
    > and let it do for itslef. Sometimes life isn't fair and
    > sometimes the mother will lay on one of them. At least she
    > didn't sufficate it or kill it some other way. Give the bird
    > some time and try and let him do his thing. Give him love
    > and pray for him to find his way to get around. I believe
    > that he will.
    > On 5/22/08, travis wrote:
    >> I have a green and blue monk parakeet, the green one laid
    >> eggs again for the 2nd time, and we have 3 babies now. all
    >> of them are feathered now, two of them can climb and walk
    >> around fine but the last one isn't walking, he is always on
    >> his stomach spread eagle, sometimes pushing himself up but
    >> never really getting both of his legs under him. Is this
    >> common? anything we can do to help? Thanks

    Spayed legs are easily fixed. Take the bird to an experianced
    avian vet and get them fixed. If you don't at least try then
    you will have to live knowing that you didn't even try to help
    that little one. Spend a couple of dollars. Geez I can tape
    them up in about 3 minutes. After 2 weeks they are fine. Do
    it now before it gets too old.