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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Close to tears as I'm typing this, but my GCC that I was suppose to be getting this weekend had an accident. The breeder said she went to go feed the babies when she noticed my baby wasn't using it's Right foot. She immediately apologized for what happened and went onto explain that she might have just injured it and will regain use of her foot or she my become handicapped and never regain use of it. She offered me another bird, but I'm already a lil attached and I would take except the fact that I just don't have the money to cover vet bills that she might require. I don't want to abandon my little cuddle bug, but I just don't have the resources
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Oh wow, that's rough. You do need to think about what is best for her tho. Can you wait a bit to decide? I hope she will be ok , but if not it is probably better to pick another bird and leave her where she can get the care she needs... Just my opinion...
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Yes I know. It just really sucks
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That's such a shame Is the breeder offering you any discount/refund in the price of your baby? That can help going forward to cover any medical bills



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What sort of medical costs will she require? Surely the breeder should be sorting that and not you

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Well if she doesn't regain use of her foot? Wouldn't be vet bills in the future? Loses balance and falls off her perch? Can't feed herself properly? A lot of what if's. Biggest one of all is what if I don't have the time that she might/will require?
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Can you wait a week or 2 to decide... Maybe there will be an improvement during that time... I feel so bad for you... But choosing a healthy baby over one with issues is not abandoning her... It is giving her the chance to be treated and recover if possible... But you need to do what you think is best , not only for her, but for you too.
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I've already agreed to pick up a bird saturday. We've reschedualed so manytimes that I just don't feel like doing it again. She's bring another bird for me to meet. We'll see what happens
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You could make a cage up safe for her, without causing her injury. A smaller cage with plenty of platforms to hang out on with food and water on the bottom would work well, and a nice cushy towel. I can't imagine any future vets costs other than routine etc. after that she should definitely be eating alone by now if she's being sold to you, so I wouldn't worry about that. Did she say what sort of an accident it was? Abby on here is getting a cinnamon green cheek with a very severely splayed leg but as long as the bird is kept flighted and has a more suitable cage set up it would be okay, I think it could work for you too. I'm just saying this, by the way, so you know that it is possible depending on what the injury was but you can choose another bird, it is totally up to you. The breeder can then continue vetting her... your choice! I just think that the bird you chose could still have a very good chance of having a normal life with you

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Good luck!
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She thinks that some of the babies got rough and pushed her off a perch and she grab something and hurt her foot. She isn't using it at all and has adapted by using her wing as a crutch. She's very sweet and an absolute cuddle bug. And I honestly don't care about her handicap just don't want to set myself up for heart ache.
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I know it is such a hard choice... and the unknown is the hardest part... if you knew that she is what she is and no more problem there is no question... but not knowing if there are other damages is the hard part. Is she going to be bringing this baby and another? if so just follow your heart. Has the breeder had her to the vet?? Maybe her hip is dislocated or the leg is broken, both of those injuries should be fixable.
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Perhaps ask the breeder to pay for any vet bills. It would be a shame if the bird couldn't find a home. I am taking on a GCC that is "handicapped" (splayed leg) and she is still incredibly sweet and I already love her to death. I don't think you should give up on that bird so quickly.




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Perhaps ask the breeder to pay for any vet bills. It would be a shame if the bird couldn't find a home. I am taking on a GCC that is "handicapped" (splayed leg) and she is still incredibly sweet and I already love her to death. I don't think you should give up on that bird so quickly.
I havn't given up on her but I'm still going to meet the other bird.
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I'd know which one I would pick if I'm not financially well off - it would be the one that cost least to maintain. I would leave the rescue to someone who has time and finance because they would do a much better job .

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I don't think being realistic about what you can and cannot afford is giving up... Nor is it wrong to choose a healthy sound bird.
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I went to my vet and got an estimite on how much it would cost. And I just can't afford the vet bills. So I will be getting the healthy bird she will be bringing
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I went to my vet and got an estimite on how much it would cost. And I just can't afford the vet bills. So I will be getting the healthy bird she will be bringing
I personally think you are making the right desicion for both you and the injured bird... I feel for you.. The situation just sucks all around. But you will love your new baby and congrats!
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Thank you guys for your support and helping me through my decision. While I'm sad about not being able to provide the care the injured bird will need I've come to the conclusion that it will probably be best to let someone else have her. I guess I can hope for a miracle, but I'm a little excited to meet the other baby bird
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I'm so sorry for what happened and it's good though to be getting a different one anyway I hope all goes well
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