Posted 23 August 2006 - 12:08 AM
He lived in a coffee mug lined with kleenex for quite a while as his leg was twisted backwards and lay flat against his body. I had to hold him by his lower jaw in order to even feed him as he could not even stand on his own two feet. As he got older, I was able to use "The Buddy System" to try to bring his leg around and under him. I kept bringing in his leg ever so slowly and after a while his leg came around enough to be able to use it. I was still working with him, but he was getting so ornery that he kept kicking off the wrap. I would put on a fresh tape bandage before I went to work and would come home to find him sccooting around without it. I would reapply it only to have him kick it off in a matter of a half hour. I finally took the hint and quit putting it on him. By that time he had his leg around more to the side of him and he could use it as well as trying to perch.
He went in to a cage that was longer than it was high with various perches for him to use. As he got older, I would go in to find him hanging from the top of the cage by his bad leg. As far as he knew he was normal and he was having a ball!
Skyye is now three years old and he is still my baby. He gets around very well in his cage and also now has a padded bed to lay down on when he so chooses. He is my miracle baby as we were not sure if he was going to live as well as the fact that if he had not been pulled when he was – he might not be alive today.
I have several other special babies at home, but none that had the problems that he did as a baby. I love each and every one and I would not give them up for anything in the world!
Skyye on his bed.
Enjoying some veggies.
Taking a nap.
Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:03 AM
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:39 AM
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Greenwing Macaw Arthur, 12/15/2005
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Camelot Macaw Kenobi, 4/08/07
Camelot Macaw Patrick, 3/11/07
Camelot Macaw Sean, 9/08/09
Capri Macaw Bowie, 5/08/07
Scarlet Macaw Ceilidh, 6/15/2006
Scarlet Macaw Rowan, 5/26/07
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Sun Conure Petey McSweet, 1999
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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:33 AM
I have always thought ringnecks are pretty. We cant have them here in Jersey, so I did have a statue of one:biggrin:
Its amazing how they adapt...
thank you for caring for him!!
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