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Adopting a lorikeet with a broken foot

Discussion in 'Lorikeet Lane' started by kalijenn55, 8/25/17.

  1. kalijenn55

    kalijenn55 Checking out the neighborhood

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    I was just given info about a rainbow lorikeet for adoption near me. Poor baby is only 8 months old. He was surrendered because he had broken his foot, and by the time the previous owners noticed, it was already set. This means he can't use it. It sticks up and doesn't bend. This makes climbing and perching almost impossible! Any suggestions?!? I saw him today and he freaked out and climbed through the bars of his cage to get me...which I guess the rescue has never seen. I definitely want to go back and get him, just not sure what my best options would be to help him stay healthy and active. Thanks guys!
     
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    MommyBird Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    get a cage that is nice and wide, height won't matter so much.
    Platform perches would be a big help. Experiment with using vet wrap on perches for more friction.
    Once you have him and see how he moves you'll get more ideas.
    I've heard young birds with a disability often do quite well, we have had several on here - check the "special needs crossing" section
     
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    kalijenn55 Checking out the neighborhood

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    Thank you!
     
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    Ladders and flattish perches in addition to platform perches. Lower food and water dishes for easier access. Consider padding the bottom of the cage with layers of paper towels, non stringy towels or non-pilling fleece just in case he falls. Hope that you can get him.
     
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  5. kalijenn55

    kalijenn55 Checking out the neighborhood

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    Thank you! I'm planning on going to get him as soon as I get paid. I'm absolutely in love with him.
     

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    MommyBird Rollerblading along the road Avenue Veteran

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    Awww, I can see his foot. Poor baby.
    It looks like you two just might be good friends.
    Keep us posted on how it is going, please!
     
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    Little cutie, check out the special needs forum for more assistance and good luck.
     

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