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Old 11-01-2018, 09:33 AM
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Ultimately, the decision is up to you.
I have a one-legged bird whose only leg has severe tendon entrapment from a raccoon attack in his past. He cannot extend his leg at all or use his smaller back toe. Despite this, I can tell he wants to live, and putting him down has never been an option. Maybe you could ask for second opinions, and possibly seek behaviorists because he could be a psychological thing.
Even if he ended up with both feet amputated, he could still have an amazing quality of life. My vote: unless he is suffering, don't put him down.
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Welcome, and deep respect for seeking solutions for Sonny. If he is happy and willful, his life can be enhanced and will ultimately enrich yours.
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Old 11-01-2018, 12:47 PM
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Re: Help please!!

I met an African Grey last year who needed a home called Pippa. I clearly didn't adopt her as she needed someone more around and more versed in disabled parrots. The poor girl had no use of her feet and also had scissor beak from her bone issues she had as a baby. I think any other person apart from her original owner would have given up and put her down. She's now several years old and her current adopter thinks she can scoot herself along the ground faster than her able-bodied parrots so definitely your little guy can live a good life even with his issues.

Try getting your guy lots of flat shelf-like perches he can rest on and softer perches and ladders to make things easier for moving around, he may have trouble playing with toys but do offer him some to see what he likes to have around and keep the TV on or the radio, just something to keep his mind active and avoid him getting bored. Even if he doesn't get to directly interact he will enjoy seeing the world around him.

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Hello everyone I'm overwhelmed by your response we had little sonny to the avian vet today he's amputated the toe.

Basically sonny is very deformed in the feet area and the vet thinks that it's down too his body not accepting nutrition very well he only weighs 62 grams so he has put about 6 grams in 5 year

Where do we go from here well the vet said the next 48hrs are vital she didn't put a collar on as she said nature will run its course now so let's see.
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Old 11-01-2018, 04:40 PM
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Did you get pain meds??? 62 grams is very low.. did they do blood work to check for infection, or a fecal gram stain? Does he have trouble eating with his feet like that? Mine hold food in their feet to eat. Poor kiddo, he and you are in my thoughts. I hope he overcomes it. Probiotics might help digestive issues, they helped my bird.
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He's got loxicom he's had that for nearly two weeks now so the vet said continue with that and provided antibiotics to think the little fella had his toe removed less than 8 hours ago he's stood here next to me eating grapes and egg biscuit unbelievable man.
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One tough little trooper!
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:18 AM
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So humbling to see them fight for life, makes the efforts so worthwhile.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:27 AM
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Re: Help please!!

What's his regular daily diet? And have they done simple, routine blood-work to check his liver and kidney functions? He may not be properly digesting his food due to a liver issue, or he may have an absorption issue, either way these are conditions that can be treated with medications...Is your vet a Certified Avian Vet? Because it doesn't sound to me like they are trying very hard at all...not putting a collar on a bird who just had an amputation surgery because "nature will run it's course" makes not one bit of sense to me at all..ANY BIRD will chew at a new surgical site! It's up to the vet to protect that area so it heals properly...

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His daily diet is harrisons pellets veg and fruit.the vet we seen yesterday is a avian vet basically she chopped the toe and cortarised the end she said she did not want to put the collar on as It causes too much distress. Basically she said it was all genetic she wouldn't expect the little guy to live his full life and she assumed he wasn't getting his nutrition but never ran any tests am I missing something here??
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