Post by starlingqueen on Apr 24, 2015 18:21:08 GMT
skysmum thank you for the link, I hadn't seen that, it was very interesting and gives me hope for Ditto. It is quite possible her hips were dislocated but she doesn't seem to be as bad as the one in the link. I think maybe she has spent too long without perching and just needs to exercise her feet rather than having them flat all the time. Matt had started to do physio with her so maybe that has helped her. jellybean it would need to be quite a thick glove as she has a hard bite. I would be worried about hurting her if I couldn't feel her properly, she's so tiny and fragile well except for her beak. sweetpea she wouldn't be able to reach a water bottle as it would be too high up when attached to the bars. I need to take the bar part of the cage off the base and have it sitting directly on a flat base of some kind so there isn't that large area of plastic before the bars if you can understand that babble.
Post by starlingqueen on Apr 24, 2015 18:35:19 GMT
A few pictures of her in her sock doughnut.
Butter wouldn't melt eh? The only time she isn't clamped to my hand.
This is her daytime home, she doesn't need bars as she can't go anywhere. A tiny cage base but it does the job and stops her flailing around all over the place, I can keep all her things within easy reach for her.
sweetpea she wouldn't be able to reach a water bottle as it would be too high up when attached to the bars. I need to take the bar part of the cage off the base and have it sitting directly on a flat base of some kind so there isn't that large area of plastic before the bars if you can understand that babble.
Yes, I see what you are saying. You would have to rig up something that dangled into the plastic base, but was secure enough that water didn't dribble out every time it was knocked. Are there any engineers or inventors online?!
She certainly is a beautiful little thing, and while I feel for your fingers, it is great that she has a fighting spirit. I can't think of anything that you aren't already doing, to help her along. Lots of physio and gripping exercises, yes, and a perch on the floor once she is getting some grip going in her foot. A perch under the sock might help, if you can get her to put her good foot onto it.
We are not Vets, Avian or otherwise. If you have any serious doubts about your budgies' health an appointment with an Avian vet should always be your first point of call.