I found an injured bird…?
Category: Quaker Parrot Food
I found an injured quaker parrot in my garden. i managed to catch it harmlessly by holding out a food bowl and gently moving it into a reasonably-sized bird cage with food and water, but it is in very bad shape; it appears to have a broken leg, (it won’t put its foot down; instead keeping it curled up and hops around on its other foot), injured wing and eye (though it can just about fly, and see through its eye – it just doesn’t seem to open all the way like its other eye) its tail has been torn off, and its missing a lot of feathers around its head and neck especially. i can’t take it to a veterinarian because the stress would probably be too much for it, and i couldn’t transport it there without harming it, since its very unstable on one leg. i was wondering if anyone could give me some advice? it is eating very well and sleeping a lot. It doesn’t seem to be in a lot of pain, i’m most concerned about its leg…
- i’ve been searching for avian vets, and there don’t appear to be any around here for miles… it would be a long trip for the frightended little guy… should i risk it?