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Malformation, Disabilities, Deformations in Quail and How to Cure them.

By clawstar, Jun 18, 2014 | Updated: Jun 26, 2014 | | |
  1. clawstar
    This page is all about malformation disabilities and deformities in gamebird (pretty much any bird) and how, if possible, to cure them.

    The list is in alphabetical order...


    crooked neck and leg

    Causes
    Stuck in egg
    Low humidity?

    Cure
    A type of sprain for the leg
    Time and patience
    Possibly a neck brace
    Vitamins


    Crossbeak

    [​IMG]


    Causes
    Incubator problems (humidity)
    check pecking at something hard when young
    genetics

    Cure?
    No cure but you can trim the beaks so they may eat and live Normally

    Special needs
    May need help keep being rid of bugs/parasites/lice
    They may need help eating as well...

    Stories
    @Chickenchick11 My grandma once had 2 parakeets, a male and a female. Their names were Doug and Sharon. They hatched out 2 babys, also a male and a female. ( My sister and me got to name them.) We named them Heart and George. George had a crossed beak. I remember George was never very tame and we used to have a heck if a time trying to trim his beak. He would try to bite us.( He never bit us good because of his beak.) We had to trim his beak every 4-6 weeks. But he lived a good life. He died last year at a healthy old parakeet age of 8. Just goes to show (like you said) that even if your bird has some disabilities you can sometimes make sure they live out their lives with a little bit of help from humans.


    curled toes

    [​IMG]

    Causes
    Genetics
    Problems in the incubator
    Vitamin deficiency and parents

    Cure
    tape/Band-Aids/cardboard boot on for 48 hours


    Overbeak/underbeak

    [​IMG]

    Causes
    Genetics
    Vitamins
    Injury when young

    Cure
    Trimming (not Permanent)
    debeaking

    Special treatment
    May have eating problems


    Wry neck

    Causes
    Genetics
    Vitamin/Nutritional deficiency
    Being stepped on by others when check/young
    Other injury
    Toxin

    Cure
    Time
    Foam neck brace
    Vitamins and more time
    Separation from others

    Special needs
    Separation for a few weeks/forever
    Prevention from falling over


    PLEASE DO NOT CULL YOUR POULTRY UNLESS THEY/IT CAN NOT EAT, DRINK, WALK, if you just don't have time for "special needs" put up a post and someone may step up and care for your needy pet!!!!!

    Feel free to leave a comment. Please place stories or requests for me to add yours or other cases!

    Thank you for reading
    . ~Clawstars

    Photos by,
    @Habibs Hens
    @Jumpyquail
    @ozzie

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  1. clawstar
    any other stories? or problems for me to add?
  2. clawstar
    Thank you!
  3. Chickenchick11
    My grandma once had 2 parakeets, a male and a female. Their names were Doug and Sharon. They hatched out 2 babys, also a male and a female. ( My sister and me got to name them.) We named them Heart and George. George had a crossed beak. I remember George was never very tame and we used to have a heck if a time trying to trim his beak. He would try to bite us.( He never bit us good because of his beak.) We had to trim his beak every 4-6 weeks. But he lived a good life. He died last year at a healthy old parakeet age of 8. Just goes to show (like you said) that even if your bird has some disabilities you can sometimes make sure they live out their lives with a little bit of help from humans. Excellent information to[​IMG].
  4. TwoCrows
    Excellent information!
  5. clawstar
    Thank you more photos to come!!!
  6. artsyrobin
    YES!!! Glad to see this - agree totally, mama to quite a few special needs birds

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