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special needs

  1. S

    special needs Ring neck / antisocial behavior

    I recently adopted a special needs Indian ringneck who is three years old, was born with one deformed foot and at some point had their other foot broken and not set properly which has now left it mostly unusable save for 2 of the appendages. She came to me from a woman running a bird rescue...
  2. B

    Need help witb my rescued budgie

    So, I'm new to this forum and budgie ownership. I had a canary when I was a kid, also a rescue with behavioral issues, and I never intended on taking on a budgie at first but it sort of found me. Backstory: this budgie was found outside during an early snowstorm almost two years ago. She had...
  3. E

    Advice for toes following bad break

    Hey there, about 2 months ago, my (then 4 month old) cockatiel suffered a horrible injury to both legs. One leg had to be amputated and the other has been in a cast since the break. He just got his cast off yesterday and we're taking things slowly. I know things won't be a hundred percent right...
  4. Virginia Moore

    Baby IR can't walk.

    I recently adopted a 3 month old baby Indian ringneck who was raised by his parents and has injuries to his legs/can't walk. He gets around quite well in his home and is eating formula at present. He loves getting around with me so he can see everything... He can't perch or hold onto me, so I...
  5. hrafn

    Setup help needed for blind and disabled birds

    I'm really going to need some help figuring out the setup for the Fearless Four. Though I have some experience creating setups for birds with disabilities (aka Kamara), I've never had a blind bird before, and I'm at a bit of a loss. What little I've found states that the enclosure should always...
  6. PrettyBirdy

    Setup for Conure Neurological Damage

    Hi y'all. The last week as been very stressful. My Conure, Remmy, flew into a window, and without getting into too much detail (I don't have the energy right now, I'm sorry.), he might have permanent neurological damage that effects his balance and use of one of his feet. Right now I have him...
  7. hrafn

    Potential addition

    A buddy of mine, who knows how much I've been struggling after the loss of my beloved Sam, has just brought to my attention that a local herp enthusiast is trying to find a home for a leopard gecko with severe Enigma Syndrome. Since I have experience with special needs reptiles, have always...
  8. Apollo's Mommy

    New mommy to 'special' Cinnamon GCC

    Hi all, Long story short, my baby Apollo (approximately 5 months old) fell from his cage and broke his back (I work where he was going to be sold). I spent days and days with him for three months in the back of our store rehabilitating him to where he can use his beak to help him walk. Ended...
  9. Madi8416

    Special Needs Home

    I have been taking care of birds for a few years now -- I started off with a little budgie, whom I still have, and have worked my way up to a macaw. I have had all types of birds: Finch, canaries, wrens, starlings, doves, Quakers, parakeets, cockatoos, cockatiels, and macaws, etc. Many of the...
  10. BirdField

    Blind Senegal

    I saw that there was a blind Senegal at a rescue near my town so I started wondering what it would be like to care for a blind bird. I doubt that I will get this Senegal because I'm more of a beginner with birds but I'd like to write this just for future reference if I ever have a blind bird or...
  11. Featheredfuffs

    Perching ideas for a conure with a toe problem?

    I just got a cinnamon green cheek conure from a parrot rescue, and one of her toes bends upwards. The rescue got her that way, and it can never be fixed. She gets along fine, but she does have a much weaker grip in that foot, and it makes her very sensitive and nippier when you ask her to step...
  12. Mybirdiespecks

    My cockatiel Specks

    I recently posted on the special needs thread about Specks scissor/crooked beak and I just want to THANK everyone that commented and helped!! Specks and I are extremely happy ya'll can help! I posted a new picture of him with his beak trimming here! Looks so much better, of course it's not as...
  13. Navre

    Tanya the Hispaniolan- Sad Update Post #24

    This is Tanya. She is at least 26 years old, perhaps older. At some point she was surgically sexed, so she may have been a breeder at some point. She was surrendered to a parrot rescue at which I volunteer. She had been on an all seed diet, and it had taken its toll. She was very weak, foot...
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