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Muffin broke her toe :(

I swear these birds are trying to bring me to an early grave... I noticed this today but I'm not sure if it happened today or within the last couple days

One of her back left toes is crooked and definitely broken. She jumped off of her flight cage today, like she usually does, and flopped on the carpet like always. When I noticed her walking on the floor, I saw the toe right away. She sort of landed on their wooden play gym, on the framed edge. But she's not acting like she is in pain, she is not limping, she didn't cry when it happened, it's not bleeding or swollen. Is there anything I can do?

Honestly, I'm not taking her to a vet because I don't have the funds after everything that has happened with Chewy, and she is acting completely normal. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciate. I am debating getting rid of this flight cage and downgrading to 2 separate cages because apparently it is a death sentence for my birds
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I'm so sorry to read your bad news Jill, it must be stressful for you. It must be time for some good news for a change.

I can't offer you any help or suggestions, but really hope that Muffin is not in to much pain.


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I'm so sorry Jill! I hope she's okay! I'm sure someone will have some wisdom for you. And I'm sure some one will appreciate getting the cage . it's a great cage, I wish I had the room for it!

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If you can search for MeanneyFids(Casey)'s thread of her putting on a splint when her tiel had a broken toe, she did a very good job with the splinting. It might help if you can find that thread and copy what Casey did.

Hope everything turns out well for you and Muffin.

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I have found splinting to be ineffective myself due to my birds yanking them off! They will sit there for hours trying to make short work of it and the last thing you would want to do would be collar them until it is healed up. Toes seem to do well on their own. It may be a bit wonky, but won't affect her quality of life. My birds and myself have often broken toes and they have gone back to normal... or as normal as normal can be One of mine on my left foot is bent sideways

Sorry your flock is causing so much grief at the moment. Something always has to following something else bad! Everything will be okay though Good luck!

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That would be so frustrating. I am sorry to hear that. I hope things get better soon.

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Thanks everyone, she really is a trooper!! She is completely unaffected by it, which makes me think it didn't happen this morning, which also makes me feel horrible for not noticing it but she is walking, climbing, and perching completely normally still. Poor girl. I got her a "get well" toy, here she is playing with it, along with Chip serenading his favorite bell toy
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Hope you are better now
Muffin looks like she will be fine.

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Splinting does not work with birds toes or feet. It doesn't even work with wings when they are small species... Besides, if she is not favoring it, it means that it already knitted back - only it happened crooked. She'll be fine, don't worry about it. Her toe will be crooked but it won't impair her in any way.
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Hope everything is okay!

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Thanks everyone! It hasn't phased her in the slightest, it hasn't swelled or changed in the past 2 days, so here is hoping it's just another "beauty mark" for her
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