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Dingdong Injured

Irishj9

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Little rascal flew from his feeding perch while I was preparing his evening meal, and landed across the room on Fingers/Cha-Cha's cage

They're breeding and usually in a very bad mood

Fingers was NOT welcoming visitors and they were fighting through the bars as I sprinted across the room

I quickly stopped the bleeding and cleaned the wound on DingDong's claw, but the vet this morning said the nail cant be saved

So my little invalid is hopping about this morning with a plaster to keep the injury clean, and a 5 day supply of painkillers

Other than THAT, he seems unfazed

Papa is quite fazed


Again, where's foot (2).jpg t
the vodka?
 

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Awww....poor little one! I hope his foot heals quickly!
 

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Ding dong! You naughty boy!! Giving papa a heart attack!! Get well soon, kid... Lots of love.
 

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Afternopn nap, after a hectic morning
 

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Oh dear :( Wishing for a speedy recovery! :heart2:
 

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Oh no poor little Dingdong,I'm sorry little guy. I hope he heals quickly.
 

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He's not sad at all. and is behaving quite normally, full of beans except for obviously keeping the weight of his injured foot
 

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Poor little dude.....
 

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Oh no! Precious little baby.

Was it just a nail amputation, with tissue still attached and intact enough for good prognosis of regrowth? or has the distal end of the toenail and bone been severed and this is a permanent maim?

You just tell him toes don’t make the bird, and he’s still the cutest!

And yes- another round of Vodka. Sometimes there’s just not enough hands and quick reflexes where birds are concerned. We’ve all been there- don’t beat yourself up.
 

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There wasn't an amputation but the toe was severely bitten. The nail was hanging so the vet said it wouldn't last, best to remove it.

Since baby is bandaged up to keep the area clean, I haven't had a good look yet.

But given his level of chirping happy activity and demands to be exploring, I think he will be ok.

Vet gave me pain meds to be administered morning and night. I did give him some last night, but I worry about an overdose. if hes very active again today I will stop them, too risky.
 

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Oh Dingdong. Stay away from the naughty grown-ups.
 

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He is so, so cute! I’m sure he’ll adjust well even if that toenail is gone forever.

I have a BHC with multiple amputated toes. His right foot is normal, but left foot has only one full toe and 2 stubs. He was a little unsteady at 4 months old, but he’s 9 months now and a typical crazy caique. He’ll happily swing upside down by that single toenail on his left foot!

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(This was the best picture of his foot that I could find, he usually doesn’t stay still long enough for me to get a good photo. His top beak is shorter than normal because his parents also broke it when he was a baby )
 

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He is so, so cute! I’m sure he’ll adjust well even if that toenail is gone forever.

I have a BHC with multiple amputated toes. His right foot is normal, but left foot has only one full toe and 2 stubs. He was a little unsteady at 4 months old, but he’s 9 months now and a typical crazy caique. He’ll happily swing upside down by that single toenail on his left foot!

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(This was the best picture of his foot that I could find, he usually doesn’t stay still long enough for me to get a good photo. His top beak is shorter than normal because his parents also broke it when he was a baby )
Oh my goodness,I'm sorry to hear about his troubles but he's utterly adorable :heart:
 

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He is so, so cute! I’m sure he’ll adjust well even if that toenail is gone forever.

I have a BHC with multiple amputated toes. His right foot is normal, but left foot has only one full toe and 2 stubs. He was a little unsteady at 4 months old, but he’s 9 months now and a typical crazy caique. He’ll happily swing upside down by that single toenail on his left foot!

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(This was the best picture of his foot that I could find, he usually doesn’t stay still long enough for me to get a good photo. His top beak is shorter than normal because his parents also broke it when he was a baby )
And doesn’t he look like the Lord of the Manor on that lovely bannister! :xflove:
 

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They're much more adaptable than we are. My Dingdong has only slowed down, slightly

he does not accept that he cant do anything he wants lol
 
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