Forest the one eyed gosling

Mayerling

Chirping
7 Years
May 2, 2012
41
1
79
Temecula, CA
Forest was born with one eye. His siblings have taken well to him. However Forest is having difficulty navigating around the brooder. Has anyone had a goose of the similar sort? What can be done to help him acclimate to this his home?
 

pete55

Songster
8 Years
Feb 19, 2011
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252
171
Suffolk, UK
Poor little thing - always a little sad when disabled. You need to make a decision if you're going to keep him/her or re-home.

Once established and eating its better that the gosling is placed in its permanent home. Over time and after becoming geographically familiar with the territory the little one will compensate for its vision. Its the same in the brooder - after a time with gosling will become more accustomed to the layout and manage better.

There's no doubt this little one is going to need extra care during these adjustments. Many a bird survives with one eye but I'd ensure its pet only and not to be bred from in the future.

Best of luck.

Pete
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Mayerling

Chirping
7 Years
May 2, 2012
41
1
79
Temecula, CA
After putting up a week struggle, Forrest has passed away. We were very saddened by his passing. Such a little guy filled our hearts with compassion and patience.
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