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Broken leg- please help

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Cat+ Lovebird= Broken leg.

i will get her to the vets tomorrow, but no ones that treat birds are open right now! (sheffield is SH!t for them!)

But i need to know hoe to do a temporary splint to make sure her leg doesnt start to heal in the wrong position!

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Oh noooo. I wish I could be of help. Someone should be on soon. I hope it works out!! Poor little guy!

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http://www.ehow.com/how_5686498_spli...roken-leg.html

Your biggest issue is going to be pasteurella, make sure you tell the vet that it was a cat so they put him/her straight on antibiotics

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i will dont worry!
i have put antibacterial powder on a small wound she has. the little bleeding there was has stopped. and she is resting on her cage bottom. I will make sure she can reach food and water.

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Brilliant, good luck!

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i am trying to look to how to do an emergency splint, but they are all for flipping wild birds with long- easy to do- legs!
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I have had nothing but trouble splinting legs and toes to be honest. Every bird I put one on managed to get it off in five minutes!

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Yeah, but even something to help her...its just dangling.......she has a ring on both legs (she came with them) do you reckon they will remove it? i honestly dont care if they do or not.....

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They may do, if they need to do any surgery and such. By dangling do you mean snapped or do you mean the leg is actually hanging off?

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Oh no its not hanging off, its just dangling as in its been broken at a place where she cant support it anymore.

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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?




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I'm so sorry to hear of this tragic accident. The others have already given great advice. Unfortunately it wasn't me that has splinted little legs and toes, it was Casey with her 'Tiels. Unfortunately she had the problem as well that she just couldn't keep the splint on the bird long enough and the toe ended up healing bent anyways.



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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?
This is really helpful information. (I cant picture what you are describing tho!) I hope the little lovebird is ok. Please keep us posted.

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I hope the little one does ok, sorry I don't have any advice to offer

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This is really helpful information. (I cant picture what you are describing tho!) I hope the little lovebird is ok. Please keep us posted.
It's easy, but really tricky to explain First, take a towel and fold it up. Make it into a roll, and pull it into a circle. Adjust the circle based on the size of the bird, then place the bird into it. It gives them something to snuggle into that's warm and also keeps their legs off the ground and gives them some extra support. When I worked at the bird shop, we did this for a lovebird with a compound fracture, then an amputation. His breeder had tried to put on a band and the pliers slipped and broke his leg and it had to be amputated. The vet recommended a wrap like this to ease his leg and help with the healing, so he was less inclined to put weight on it

How is your baby doing today? Were you able to take him to the vet?



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She died during the night unfortunately.
Well, i say night.
I woke up early in the morning and she was shallow breathing and drowsy. By the time i had gotten off the phone with a vet she had passed

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Oh no... so sorry to hear that Sorry for your loss



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