CHAPTER 13 - HANDICAPABLE BUDGIES
Handicapped parakeets can make wonderful pets.
is an area about which I'm most passionate.
second parakeet to join our flock, Mattimeo, has a very weak, floppy
foot. Here's what it looked like when I first got him.
Notice all 4 toes are in front of the perch.
I decided to use a chopstick to help him exercise it.
even made Mattimeo a sleeping hammock:
this day, that's where he sleeps at night. It's simply a circular
rope dog toy with fabric in the middle (that's what he rests on).
been my experience that handicapped parakeets are more gentle and
easier to handle from the get-go.
can become handicapped if they're splayed-legged (their legs don't
stand right beneath them), had french moult as a chick (that's my other
handicapped keet - it damages the feathers) and many other
they're just as wonderful as your typical normal keet.
you have an open mind and big heart, do look into adopting special
needs birdies. They truly are hidden treasures.
Well! This page concludes all the nifty resources you can find regarding parakeets online. It's time now to dive beak-deep into some really fun budgie things - let's now turn to:
> Chapter 14 - Budgie Books
Parakeets/budgies/keets/etc. are NOT disposable birds! Please do your research before choosing to share your life with one of these wonderful birdies..
The Ultimate Internet Parakeet Toolkit
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