The splayedleg / splay leg/ wide leg is a term that covers the deformities of the legs in young birds. Splay leg usually refers to the abnormal development on one or both legs. Due to the bent on legs the chick is unable to stand properly.
Splayed leg can occur in most pet bird species and the cause is unknown but risk factors include parental “over-sitting” ,nest box flooring that is too slick, and nutritional deficiencies.
In order to get higher rate of success and quick recovery splay leg should be treated at early days of birth.The young birds can be placed in a small container that does not allow the legs to slide out and providing flooring with some fraction to prevent sliding are some treatment methods. If the legs are already severely splayed a veterinarian can often correct the issue with splints, hobbles (taping the legs in a hobble),or traction.
Our Splayed Leg Treatment Bracelets offer easy,quick and practical solution for correcting splay legs at young birds at different species. We offer different size bands for canaries,parakeets,cockatiels, lovebirds,chicken chicks,pigeons. The band needs to be placed with the bigger size when the chick grows out of it. Check daily for chaffing, soiling and rubbing. It will take approximately 10 -15 days to recover.
For Parakeets and similar size birds’ chicks you can use parakeet splayed leg treatment bracelets. This set includes 5 pieces of 4 mm and 5 pieces of 5 mm bracelets.
Start with 4 mm bracelets as early as possible for quick recovery. Check daily the bracelets for chaffing,soiling and switch them to 5 mm bracelets when the chick gets too big for 4 mm bracelets.. It will take up to 15 days for the chick to recover.
Please check following video about how to place the splayed leg bracelets.
Canary splayed leg treatment set has 10 pieces of 3 mm bracelets. It will fit finch and similar size bird types.
Cockatiel and Lovebird splayed leg treatment set includes
4 pieces 5 mm bracelets 4 pieces 6 mm bracelets 2 pieces 7 mm bracelet.
Start with 5 mm bracelets as early as possible for quick recovery. Check daily the bracelets and legs for chaffing,soiling and switch them to 6 mm bracelets when the chick gets too big for 5 mm bracelets. After that place the 7 mm .
It is also okay to start with 6 mm if the treatment starts at a later stage of development. It will take up to 15 days for the chick to recover.
Pigeon splayed leg treatment bracelet set includes 2 pieces of 6 mm, 2 pieces of 7 mm , 2 pieces of 8 mm, 2 pieces of 9 mm, 2 pieces of 10 mm plastic bracelet. start with the suitable size and move up to bigger size matching chicks development. Check daily the bracelets and legs for chaffing ans soiling.
Chicken chick splayed leg treatment set includes 2 pieces of 5 mm , 4 pieces of 6 mm and 4 pieces of 7 mm bracelets.
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