Questions about society finches


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Apr 12, 2022
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Cookie and Mommy, society finches!
Hi! I know that finches aren't parrots, however they're birds and I feel as if maybe some of you could help me out. About 2-3 months ago, I adopted Cookie, a society finch that was hatched from two society finches at a chain pet store that I work at. He was very young when he lost his toes, and theyve healed well but he has a lot of balance issues. He has all toes on his left foot, but is missing 3 of the 4 on his right foot. He gets around well; eats and drinks fine, and plays with his toys- however he has a hard time perching for a long time. I noticed this when I saw that he frequently hops from perch to perch when he starts to fall because he can't grip at the perches.
My question is, what do I do? I want him to be as comfortable as possible, he's a cute little guy whos very social because he was hand raised by me and my coworkers. Are their modified perches that I can buy for birds that are missing toes? Should I give him a flat surface to stand on? I am open to ideas and suggestions. Thank you all for reading!

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