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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2015, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Baby lovebird

I plan on taking my baby lovebird to the vet but wondering if maybe I can fix the birds toe on my own.
The toe is formed forward instead of backwards . Wondering if I could put a splint on the foot to keep the toe splinted backward and if anyone has done this.
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I personally would better ask an Avian vet, wouldn't try to treat that myself.
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You could try taking them to an avian vet, however, you may find that it isn't something that they can correct. They could try and splint it but that would cause more harm than it's worth I reckon. It's up to you I just wouldn't do it on your own!

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I decided not to take the baby lovebird to the vet. I agree there is nothing that can be done except splinting and then the bird would just bite it off. I know because I tried it myself. Amputation is too expensive .
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Hope your baby is ok!
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If it isn't causing him stress or discomfort, I don't think it will be a problem.

I've seen this before in lovebirds that ended up being very happy and healthy with no problems standing on their feet. I would still take the baby to the vet to be on the safe side, just in case.
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