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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    So she IS definetly female? What a relief lol, I was starting to think she was a boy because of her temperment, and that "Layla" wouldn't really suit her. I've just never owned a female that was this sweet and tame. She's not nippy either.

    Sara- from what I know from researching this topic, there's no way I can cause her legs to go "in." Once the cartilage in her legs turn into bone, then that's it- it's going to stay that way. That's why you have to treat this condition so early- birds mature quickly for better survival in the wild. She'll be done growing in a couple of weeks, which is a little sooner than I'm taking off her brace permanently.

    So, this is the condition her legs are in to date:
    Her right leg is perfectly aligned with itself. It points a bit to the left now, however, because it had to be used to anchor the left leg when it was being repaired, and the bone grew in a very slight spiral way. The left leg is a little more complicated...
    Her left femur sticks out at an angle to the left, but the tibia was fixed by the tape, so it comes back in like a zigzag from the femur to the tarsus which is normal. The nerve in the left leg was probably being weighed on, like sarah mentioned, so her claw is very slow to grab onto anything.

    She's sitting on my laptop keyboard right now playing with the blinky network light...
    I never said she was very bright

    Dayna- the ramps are a good idea too. I'll keep that in mind because for now, at least with the annoying tape on, she doesn't like walking anywhere.
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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    Well good... I wasn't mentioning now I meant when she was grown up more and didn't need much attention (with her leg and everything). It's good to know that she is doing better though... hopefully she can grip better then she can now.
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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    okay. i was just wondering. im glad that things are working out.. she is truly a sweet heart.. haha can i have her??? =D lol jkjk

    Thank You Cara!!

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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    I'm gonna explain this calmly and factually, but just an FYI, I freaked the f*** out when I saw her this way:
    So I changed Layla's leg tape a few days ago, and yesterday, noticed her picking at her foot. I figured it was at the leg tape, until I noticed the skin hanging off her leg. She's been picking at her leg for about a week, exposing a lot of the nerves and muscle under the skin. It's a bit gruesome...
    The weird part is, there's already a kind of scabby seal over it, with absolutely no signs of infection. I put a bit of neosporin on there anyway, and removed the tape on her left leg (the damage is on her right leg, the good one =[ ) and put more on her right leg so she couldn't pick at it anymore.
    Is it possible that she hated the tape so much that she tried to gnaw off her leg? =[ I don't even know what to think
    and I got in a car accident last night and am so shaken up ... I really didn't need this right now lol...
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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    Oh, no... you were in a wreck? Are you okay? How scary...

    As for Layla, there's a possibility that if she has nerve damage, or if the bone is still pressing on her nerve (why I think she can't use her foot yet) she may not be feeling it very much, and might not recognize it as part of her body... when our finch, Albert had his foot amputated, he had been chewing on his foot before it happened... the tissue had died (he broke his foot) and the whole day before we could get him into the vet he was chewing that foot like no tomorrow. Maybe bring this up to the vet and see what he/she suggests?

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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    How did I miss this thread, sorry & THANK YOU for sharing your experience. How great of you to post the baby bugs growing progress. I loved the pictures. Layla is beyond cute!!! I wish you the best of luck with her legs. Shame on the vet for charging you so much just to show you how to tape them to hopefully correct them.
    How is she progressing? She is very special.
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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    How is Layla doing today?

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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    hey- no update in awhile
    Layla is currently doing fine
    i took the tape off her legs for good, in hopes that she wouldn't start chewing her foot again.
    her feet are a little spacey, buuuuuuut she CAN perch, take off, and land(sort of) now. she can grip with both feet, and refuses to eat pellets all of the sudden... demanding seeds
    so i give her millet instead, i'm really gonna push the pellets though cause there's a good chance i'll have to take her to college with me and i would reaaaaaally rather not have a roomate yelling at me for seed shells everywhere lol.
    So she's doing well right now
    yea i'm fine, a few bruised ribs, the front of the car is like... gone... hahaha
    just pulled an all-nighter for no real reason... stayed up watching rent and dawn of the dead. at least i finished my photo project haha. time for school though- i'll update more in detail later- ask questions if i missed something!!
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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    Oh, happy to hear you two are both doing a bit better... I was getting worried!

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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    Ivy looks just like Layla!

    Yellow head, green tummy, which fades into a light blue
    with bright yellow and jet black plumage at her tail.
    Same with Ivy!

    I have a feeling she's a yellow based, opaline with no dark factors.
    As least thats what I think.

    Oh, and I every time I scrolled up for a look . . .
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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    Yellow head, green tummy, which fades into a light blue
    with bright yellow and jet black plumage at her tail.
    She looks like Ivy!
    Ivy has the same thing!

    I reckon you have a yellow-based, opaline with no dark factors.
    But that's just me.
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    Re: New Chick- Layla <3 [[updated pics]]

    Layla passed away about 20 minutes ago... just letting you know. more details in a new thread under Budgie Breeding, Babies, and Mutations.
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