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Old 11-25-2019, 12:44 AM
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Special Needs Bird

My fiance and I recently adopted a special needs bird.
He is an IRN and can't fly. He also jumps and can't balance very well on you so he sticks out his wings.
If there is anybody with experience with special needs birds, I would love to hear some advice that you could give to a new owner of one!!
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:03 AM
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Re: Special Needs Bird

Thank you for the rescue if a special needs bird!!! What a wonderful thing to do!!
I don't have experience to help, sorry..
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Re: Special Needs Bird

Deep respect for choosing a special needs bird! Sometimes they become the closest bonded of companions!

I too have no experience but hope bumping your thread allows members to share!
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Old 11-25-2019, 11:57 AM
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Re: Special Needs Bird

This article is about special needs Parrots maybe will have tips for you. And hopefully as you go on your journey with your new freind you will share your tips with the rest of us!
https://birdtricksstore.com/blogs/bi...l-needs-parrot
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Re: Special Needs Bird

My husband and I have a special needs budgie named Hima. She has severe splayed leg and cannot stand, hop, climb, or walk as normal. She has her own ways of getting around, though, and does just fine. Anything in particular you have a question about? I'd be happy to help out with advice any way I can.
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Re: Special Needs Bird

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My husband and I have a special needs budgie named Hima. She has severe splayed leg and cannot stand, hop, climb, or walk as normal. She has her own ways of getting around, though, and does just fine. Anything in particular you have a question about? I'd be happy to help out with advice any way I can.
I'm just not sure how to interact with him and take him out often because I'm afraid he will fall off.
How do you interact with your bird to where they still have the attention they need?
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Re: Special Needs Bird

You can buy an old fashioned TV tray table and make that a movable play stand. Attach large diameter branches or perches. Then get a drop cloth and Velcro some pillows to it so the floor will be padded, and the table isn't that high to start with .
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Re: Special Needs Bird

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You can buy an old fashioned TV tray table and make that a movable play stand. Attach large diameter branches or perches. Then get a drop cloth and Velcro some pillows to it so the floor will be padded, and the table isn't that high to start with .
That sounds so cool! Thank you very much for the advice!!
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Re: Special Needs Bird

Hima is a velcro bird. Her favorite place in the world is clinging to my chest. Don't get me wrong, she also gets around and causes trouble elsewhere, but she is very much a momma's girl.



She doesn't "step up" so much as she sort of straddles an open hand held out for her. She also likes to bite on to my glasses and go for face rides, lmao. It's just a matter of going slow and watching your bird. You will ocer time come to understand each other and figure out unique things all your own. Be gentle, go slow, and listen to the little one.



Perhaps spend some time on the floor in a small room as you are getting to know each other.
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Re: Special Needs Bird

Good to hear someone out there adopting one of the little guys
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