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Old 08-03-2011, 06:02 PM
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Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

The fact that the breeder never even fixed her shows that they didn't care. That's terrible, I couldn't imagine watching a chick suffer like that knowing I could fix it. She is so lucky to have you, I can't even explain how wonderful it is that you love her so dearly. Most people would not try to work with a handicap.
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Old 08-03-2011, 06:09 PM
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Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

Quote: Originally Posted by IolaniAviary View Post
The fact that the breeder never even fixed her shows that they didn't care. That's terrible, I couldn't imagine watching a chick suffer like that knowing I could fix it. She is so lucky to have you, I can't even explain how wonderful it is that you love her so dearly. Most people would not try to work with a handicap.
Nope, they didn't care at all. When they brought her into my store, they said if no one took her they were going to "dispose" of her. I couldn't let that happen. When I got her I still had to hand feed her and everything and it was so worth it Yes I absolutely adore her, she has an amazing personality (but shes still got an attitude, she is a lovebird after all) and I can't imagine my life without her. Thank you so much for your kind words, like I said some people think I'm terribly evil for keeping her. They are very wrong and obviously don't know anything.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:28 PM
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Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

I just added a Scooter Album on my profile if anyone is interested in seeing more pictures of her.
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Old 08-15-2011, 06:30 AM
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Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

I had a dove that was born with one legg out. it couldnt do anything and bled daily now its been putdown due to stress
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:49 PM
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I had a dove that was born with one legg out. it couldnt do anything and bled daily now its been putdown due to stress
I'm sorry to hear that Poor thing. Why and where would it bleed if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

Hello.
I know this thread is old but I just adopted a Blue & Gold Macaw with SEVERE splayed legs. It's heartbreaking....

The LACK of info on how to CARE for these birds just sucks....

I'm really interested to know how you all have their cages set up. My birdie cannot walk, stand, OR perch...Just climbs & lays on the top of his cage :-(((

Here are pics I have of him on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/gina.donato...0654130&type=1
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:30 PM
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Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

Because im on my phone i cannot go into great detail. But id suggest reading more posts on the forum, mainly about Merlin or Scooter. If you go to my Facebook cat gisicki, on my about me will be a thigh called 'Avain Care' and read some mire sprayed legged stuff.

You can also pm me here and ill respond in better detail when i can. Could you post pictures of your bird and setup so we can ssuggest some things specifically for your baby
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Question Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

Hello! I hope I am doing this right (new,and confused user). I have a 7 week old cockateil ,peanut, who was going to be disposed of due to having splayed legs because of poor nesting choices by the owner. I banded her legs and she was doing fine for the last two weeks but since yesterday she just wants to lay, or squat, on the bottom of the cage and is not very interested in her baby formula anymore. She is eating seed on her own but not a lot. I am worried because day before yesterday she was fine, playing and perching and chatting her head off. I loosened her bands this morning thinking to give her some relief because it seems her one hip is jutting out now that she is squatting so much. When I take her bands off she can keep both feet under her but when she tried to walk her right leg still wants to splay though she does manage to get it back up under her on her own until she tries to walk again. This is also the hip that seems to be jutting out more. She still cleans herself and whistles back when I whistle at her and she seems ok other then not eating as much. I just cannot understand why all of a sudden she prefers to squat then stand and walk. She was walking fine even with the bands on.he even squats now when I put her on a perch.Any help or avice is greatly appreciated! P.S. I LOVE this site. I am the proud owner of many birds and have rescued more then I can count,even the wild ones! I look forward to using this site a lot!
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Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

Scooter is such an amazing little lovebird! I love to see how hard she tries. Maybe you could help her get places when she has trouble, like the candlestick video, but it looks like your doing a great job making her happy!
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Re: Splay legged/Spraddle Legged Birds

I'm so glad that I fell on this post. Thank you for sharing Scooter's story.

I'm adopting a pacific parrotlet who, like Zoey is completely splayed. She's still a baby, but apparently it's already too late to have her little legs braced. I'm looking for "cage set up" tips. Any advice you could give me would be most welcomed.

We've had another splayed leg parrot in the past; a Bronze Wing Pionus Parrot named Baby who lived to be 20, but his legs were only half splayed. He got around just fine and lived life his life to the fullest.

Looking forward to hearing back from you

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