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Budgie Breeding Before breeding any species, it is important to learn as much about the animals, their personalities and the best practices to follow for responsible and ethical breeding prior to making the commitment to take on the responsibility.

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Default Possible splayed legs in chick

This is the second chick of 5. It is almost two weeks old; I've been tucking legs back in, but when I held him today I feel like his legs are splaying. Do you think so? Does it do any harm to treat them all with the makeup sponge method just in case?


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From that picture, I'm unable to confirm any splaying, but if you ever suspect, it won't harm them to use the makeup sponge method or the tape method to ensure their legs are in the correct position

This link details another method of correcting splayed legs in chicks:
https://talkbudgies.com/budgie-breedi...treatment.html

Best of luck with your cute chicks!
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At this stage of development, you can better check the general mobility by watching how the chick walks and by looking at its posture.
You can place the chick on a good (not slippery) surface and see how it moves around.
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You've received excellent suggestions from Star and aluz.

Please be sure to update us on the little chick's condition.

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