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Make a nest-like bowl for her = roll up a washcloth and make a circle. Place her in it, so her legs can dangle loosely, no pressure on them, not touching the ground. That will help alleviate pressure or discomfort. Keep her warm. Place indirect heat near her, either a heat pad on low, a sock full of dried rice warmed in the microwave, or a waterbottle heated in the microwave. Heat soothes and comforts them, makes a big difference. Really, all you can do until you get her to a vet is keep her comfortable. She may not stay in the towel nest, she may move away from the heat, but offer it to her. I would also keep her separate from any other birds, in a small, short cage with no perches so she doesn't try to climb and use the leg. I wish you the best, hope she does OK! I think Kayla has splinted toes and feet with her cockatiels before, maybe shoot her a PM and she can give you some tips?
Last edited by Jenny; 01-16-2014 at 07:23 PM.