is a Cockatiel chick whose mom sat too tightly in the nestbox and
continued to push away the pine shavings. Her human mom had never
seen splay legs in a tiel chick and didn't realize Amber was splay
legged until she was almost 1 month old.
series of exercises were implemented and a vet check was done. Amber did
not require "hobbling" as per the vet after the improvement
following these exercises. Amber can fly and land, perch and
socialize with the other cockatiel babies.
days old with sister who is 2 days older:
1/2 weeks old:
month old following exercises to stretch and strenghten her legs:
to come as Amber develops further and uses her legs more and more. She
is a rather determined little baby.
Amber became quite an adept flyer and a
complete sweetie. Take offs, landings and perching were no problem for
her. She often could be found exercising her legs while holding
onto a perch and flapping - lifting up and down as we did in the
beginning. She also loved to stretch and hang upside-down. She helped
train and socialize cinnamon babies from a clutch with different
I recently placed Amber in the home of a very good friend and her
family. She is well-loved and is doing great!
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