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Old 01-15-2015, 10:10 PM
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So I picked up the EB that is about 11wks old tonight. I met the lady at a place near my work and it wasnt until I got home that I realized that his highest toe is stuck in the leg band! 😞 I cant see any signs of major concern like swelling or discoloration but I plan to take him Saturday to get it removed. You think hell be okay until then? I have no idea how long its been like this and now I am wondering if his toe will be okay once the band is removed. 😓

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Heres a pic. He jumped in his water dish thats why hes wet. Notice how you can kinda see iris rings, how old are they when they start to develop?Toe stuck in band-imageuploadedbypetguide1421378694.920571.jpg
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Oh no! Poor baby! Can he walk okay? Have you tried a little olive oil and gentle wiggling it up his leg a little, or is it super snug tight?
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:23 PM
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Yes it slides but i cant slide it far enough back to get his toe thru because of the higher joint. 😥😰 not how i wanted to spend my first few minutes with him. I am worried sick and dont know if I should go in late to work tomorrow or if it could wait until sat morning.
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Amber,

Is the band a metal band or a plastic band and is it an "open" band (one with a slit in it) or a closed band (all one piece)?

I can't see any picture in your post

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Amber,

Is the band a metal band or a plastic band and is it an "open" band (one with a slit in it) or a closed band (all one piece)?

I can't see any picture in your post


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Darn.

I had the vet remove the metal band from Pedro's leg.

Your vet will simply cut it off with a pair of metal clippers but obviously that has to be done with great care not to injure the bird's leg.

Could you call the woman and ask her how long the band has been on the budgie?
I'm sure the longer the toe has been that way the greater the potential for permanent damage to the toe.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:38 PM
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OK, for some reason now I can see the picture.
I wish I had some good advice. I've reported your thread in hopes that one of the other TB staff members will be able to offer some help.
Unfortunately, none of them are on line right this moment.
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Im guessing I will have to go in late to work and drive an hour there and back quickly drop him off and then go straight to work. I hope hes ok over night God....poor guy is so stressed already and has no feces in his droppings because he isnt eating.
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Perhaps there is a regular vet nearby that you know and would trust to remove the band?

Poor sweet little baby. He's so cute and I'm sure you are totally stressed right now.
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