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Re: Baby monk parakeet

Posted by Hedly Lamar on 5/25/08
(12) Comments

    On 5/24/08, Connie wrote:
    > 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?

    This problem is easily fixed. Boo on you for not fixing it in a
    timely manner. Don't breed if you don't know what you are doing.
    That goes for your birds AND YOU.

    > 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.