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Dr. Pat, Bird Veterinarian
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Experience:  25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
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She seems to have a sprained hip? Not sure, She cannot walk

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She seems to have a sprained hip? Not sure
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the bird?
Customer: She cannot walk on one leg
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: No wound
JA: What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: Wild One, 9 weeks maybe
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Wild?
Customer: She is eating and alert
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 9 months ago.

Hi this is Dr Hill. Is this a wild bird that you found injured or your own bird named Wild One. If your own, what type of bird and any known trauma.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
No, but they were born out in the grass. The mother came from across the fence from the nieghbors. So, not really wild but not really one of our birds either.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I cannot afford to spend much on this matter. Perhaps you could just tell me how to treat a sprained hip. We are trying a sling, but ur design is not great.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Our sling design is not great
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 9 months ago.

Please post a picture of the birds legs and describe the type of splint you have been trying.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
We inherited the bird and it is of mixed breed. Its a smaller bird, We are not suing a splint because we cannot determine if anything is broken.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
We are using a sling
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I guess you are no longer going to respond???