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Re: Baby monk parakeet

Posted by Connie on 5/24/08
(12) Comments

    Taping them up didn't work for mine. We tried that when it was a
    couple months old and let it stay for awhile and when we took
    the tape off, they were still splayed. But, hey.. what have you
    got to lose?

    On 5/24/08, Hedly Lamar wrote:
    > 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.