On April 12, 2020, I received to my private rescue, two beautiful Indian Ringneck baby birds with a condition called "spraddle legs". Spraddle-legs or splay-legs is a condition that happens when birds are still immature. It occurs when abnormal lateral forces on the legs and feet cause the long bones (femurs) and sockets of the upper leg (acetabula) to distort and bend outward or sideways. Both legs are usually affected by this condition. This can be caused by the mom sitting too hard or too long on them or not enough bedding in the nest box. In the case of these two baby birds, this condition was the result of not having enough bedding.
I must say this pandemic has us all looking for the next best series to get hooked on. With all gyms, parks, beaches, malls, and restaurants closed staying home without losing our minds has become a second job. We all need the distraction at a time like this and there is so much housework you can actually do before you go insane. I, myself have gone from one binge-watching to another and I can give you a few shows that will keep you glued to the TV and sending your kids to eat chocolate in their room just so they could leave you alone (not that I've done that).
Sunday October 13, 2019 8:05 AM:
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