Thursday, August 6, 2015

Get A Grip - Slipclaw

Unfortunately, occasionally a young chick presents with foot positioning problems where the back claw refuses to grip properly around a perch and instead is forward with the front toes.

When that happens, I use paper tape and bandage the affected foot in a normal position and then provide lots of different opportunities to grip properly.

This photo caught the bird as it was landing on the perch. Good shot of his foot but his confirmation is much better as seen below.

One of my favorite is the empty nests. The thin rim makes it ideal for gripping and perching properly!

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