I think my baby cockateil’s toe is broken…how do I fix it?
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Question by LIZ: I think my baby cockateil’s toe is broken…how do I fix it?
I NOTICED MY COCKATEIL HAS TROUBLE BALANCING AND I NOTICE ONE OF HIS OPPOSABLE TOES BENDS MORE THAN THE OTHERS SO I SUSPECT ITS BROKEN. HOW DO I FIX IT? IS IT ANY DANGER TO HIM?
Answer by Christie D
A vet is his best bet. They will properly splint it so he doesn’t get hurt in doing so, and they can give him pain meds.
Also, it could be something else. Never try to treat your bird yourself. All that will happen is the bird will end up in more pain, possibly permanently.
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The pearl cockatiel is identified by its pearl markings which are usually found on the back, nape and wings. They have scallop-like feathers and have established the third mutation of the cockatiel species. It is significant to note that the pearl in their body is an effect of feather pattern changes, not a color change. The pearl cockatiel has many nicknames: the pearled cockatiel, laced cockatiel, pearly tiels, pearly cockatiel, pearl tiels and opaline cockatiel. The part of their body where the wings, nape and back feathers are edged or laced with the yellow or white color is called pearling. There are both deeply pearled and lightly pearled birds.
Cockatiel color mutations include: cinnamon, fallow, lutino, normal grey, pearl (opaline), pied, silver, whiteface (albino). Cockatiel color cross-mutations include: cinnamon-pearl, cinnamon-pearl-pied, cinnamon-pearl-whiteface, dominant silver-whiteface, lutino-whiteface (albino).
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