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#261364 - 02/16/19 01:17 AM Need help again, please  
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frown Foofie's dear friend Sammy Sue has had a terrible accident. Dec 7, 2018 fell off a cage and hit the floor....broke both wings, pelvis, left leg is separated from the socket. HE spent the first week with her at the clinic. He is a HE! and he's about 40 years of age. He is not mending well and is a very skinny bird. We first talked of having Tennessee, Knoxville doing surgery on the hip. 9 weeks later it's looking as he may not be able to tolerate the ordeal. I'm trying to design a safe enclosure for him. His hospital box is a large storage container with opaque sides. He will move around and drag the left leg. Until he lets us know differently he has a home here. I just want to make it comfortable and mentally stimulating that will do no harm. Open for suggestions, Thank you all in advance....so looking forward to Spring.


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#261365 - 02/16/19 01:23 PM Re: Need help again, please [Re: Brandy's mom]  
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Have you thought about maybe using a large reptile tank so that he can see what's going on around him? Perching can be branches that will sit steadily or even reptile hides would work well. Hides are bark halves that are open through. We used to use them at the clinic with some of the larger birds to perch on when recuperating. If you get a tank cover made of screen you can poke holes into it to hang toys into. There was a grey that had pulled out all of her flights on both wings that used one of these tanks. She had to stay in it for about 6 months until her flights were able to regrow. It wasn't the ideal size but for her short stint it did the trick. Small infant toys were always on the floor for her to play with along with her hanging toys. She was in a 40 gallon breeder tank. There are always for sale on Craigslist. You will need to clean it really well after reptiles have used it but a soaking with bleach would kill any germs left over. Best of luck and hope Sammy Sue is doing better soon.


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