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Jako's Gammy Leg

Discussion in 'Health' started by Grub, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    Looking at the beak it is possible he had broken the tip at some stage and the wing may be through him leaning on that side but yes it is a good idea to get vet advice and see if he needs a special diet but the rest of his feathers look in good condition. He looks a lovely sweet bird and I know he has found a great caring home.
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  2. Grub

    Grub Regular Member

    Hi everyone.
    Little update. Been a bit slow really not got jacko to a vet yet but have brought a travel cage and got him to go in and out so I think he's ready for the journey now.
    After a load of great advice from plum's mum he has started to eat a bit more fresh food. Even stood on the side while I was cooking dinner the other night and had some carrot.
    Can anyone explain this behaviour.

    He loves it under there and trust to go in every time We're in the kitchen. Most the time the kick boards there but we keep stuff under the cupboards so it's move from time to time.
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  3. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Hehe, dark confined space....excited Amazon noises...this time of the year.....nesting instincts! My Chiko does the same in his cardboard box on top of the bookcase!

    If you could reach under there with the vacuum cleaner hose to pick up the dust so he doesn’t breathe it in would be good. They do love a good box to play in
  4. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    Jacko is probably telling you he is willing to move in under there and what do you think :risas3:
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  5. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    I'm plying catch up (as per usual)
    Welcome to the forum
    Lovely bird :)
    I 'm with TomsMum on the beak bit can see a thickened ridge along the centre line, a side panel that hasn't peeled properly and that tip is only half shed - the flake bits off and the ridges evolve hence looking like step in the beak. Ramp out the veggies in the beta carotene rich side. The beta carotene is the precursor to vitamin A - don't give vitamin A in direct format unless vet says so after they have seen him. My lot get nutrobal to maintain their vitamin / mineral levels but to maintain you first have to reach the baseline so to speak.
    Is it DNA sexed cock bird? Only I would have perhaps said hen bird ..... looks to be too much of a sweetie to be an amazon cock bird in hormonal throws lol only say that cos my two males are defo in stroppy hormonal riot mode at the moment :watchout: goes something like scream, yell, bite, throw and temper tantrum paddy and then start all over again :risas3:
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  6. Grub

    Grub Regular Member

    Ahhhhhh. Great answers thanks. Maybe is Jackie not jacko then. Yeah I'll get the vac in tonight then but probably try with a box see if I can convince him/her out of the kitchen. As for vitamin a. We are trying. Small improvements. Tbh jacko has been more in to eating other things since the spring has been here (well kind of here).
    Again thanks for the advice everyone.
  7. plumsmum

    plumsmum Regular Member

    The thing is if they decide that they are not coming out full stop from under there then you can be a bit vulnerable trying to insist they do. :)
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  8. Grub

    Grub Regular Member

    Errmmmm I've had to 'scoop' jacko out a few times. No fingers been nibbled yet. The kick board is back on now. Must remember to put it back every time now.