One legged canary

I have a beautiful opal singing canary, he had mites and I did not know it. He pecked it around the band and cut off circulation, the vet had to take his foot off.

Do you think he will ever perch on a perch again?

I took him back to the vet today and he is doing good.

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Mar 23, 2016
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by: Kay

He is like he never had his foot cut off. He sings all the time and is happy

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Oct 12, 2015
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Marie NEW
by: Kay

Wonder how mine got them, I have had him for several years, he doesn't go outside either. When I watched the vet after she had taken the foot off, the other keg and foot was like covered in a yellow shell she soaked it and pulled it off in pieces. Crazy

Oct 12, 2015
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Mites NEW
by: Marie

Since my birds are not exposed to outside birds or animals or wild birds my vet said mites should not be a problem and didn't recommend exposing the birds to the chemicals usually used in mite treatment. He also removed the leg bands on their first visit.
Glad your bird seems to be doing well. My canary bathes daily in a deep pie plate I place on a card table covered with a waterproof pad. Sometimes he is in the water splashing for five minutes. Dips his head in and throws the water over his back, flaps his wings and swishes his tail back and forth. A joy to watch.

Oct 12, 2015
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by: Anonymousmarie

He is getting on his perch,. I bought him one of the glass canisters from Walmart, he won't get in it yet, so while my husband is cleaning his cage I take him to my sink and give him a bath in my hand. Have you ever used Scatt for mites?

Oct 12, 2015
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Thank you so much Marie. You have really helped me with my baby. Kay

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by: Anonymouskay

Thank you. I will do that. We found some little round glass dishes at pets mart in the gin is pet section for his foe. He is drinking out of his tube water thing. He sings from the morning to night. I am excited. Thank you

Sep 10, 2015
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by: Marie

Try bending Comfy Perch so it is on or almost on the floor so he can hop on it. As he learns he can balance on one leg, move or bend it higher bit by bit - may take a month or more for the first move. Give him plenty of time to get used to each position. If it is on the opposite side of the cage from a higher perch he will eventually fly from one perch to another. Canaries love to fly.
Since I have a large flight cage, I have perches at several levels. One is in front on his seed and water cups so he land there and just hop over on the narrow cup perches. He also has food dishes on the floor of his cage.
My canary is in molt and not flying much - sleeps a lot. Also not singing, but I expect he will begin again in November.

Sep 10, 2015
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by: Anonymouskay

Canary still doing good, singing like crazy. Will he ever perch again. I got him the comfy perch and didn't put it real high but he still won't get on it

Aug 26, 2015
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by: Kay

Thank you. I will show my husband

Aug 26, 2015
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by: Marie

I'm not a camera person.
I measured the inside of the cage and went to a building supply/lumber store. They cut the plexiglass to my measurements and drilled a few holes near the edges and corners. Since I don't use the wooden perches that came with my cage I used them as a foundation for the plexiglass and also tied heavy cotton yarn through the holes and the cage wire to stabilize the new floor. My cage wire is vertical with a few horizontally, so I could position the new floor on one of the horizontal wires using the perches.
Hope this helps.

Aug 26, 2015
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Marie NEW
by: Kay

If I send you my email could you send me pictures of how you did this please?

Aug 24, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Thank you so much, would have never thought of that, my husband was going to see if he can do this. Thank you so much. I just have a hanging cageS

Aug 24, 2015
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Your canary is probably still in recovery and needs to learn new skills. My cage is a Wrought Iron Flight Cage 31.5W 20.5D x 34.5H, on casters with a storage shelf below. I placed plexiglass on wooden dowels to divide the height to 17 inches, cover the floor with a towel under banquet-table paper which I buy in big rolls and cut to size. Food and water dishes are on the bottom and others within inches of the bottom.I use shallow, glass dishes like coasters for most food although he has regular cups a few inches off the bottom. It's difficult to dip into a deep seed cup while on one leg. I also have rope perches near the top at both ends and my canary flies back and forth and sleeps there. When he goes on the bottom of the cage he circles like an airplane going in for a landing, so his landing is a glide, not a mere drop.

Aug 24, 2015
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by: Anonymous

Can you tell me what kind of cage you have? My one legged canary will not get up on the rope perch to get to his food dishes. I put his food and water on the bottom in baby food lids., we went to PetSmart to see if there was a different kind of cage where he could get around better but they all have that biglastic bottom. Thanks, kay

Aug 24, 2015
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One legged bird NEW
by: Anonymous

I got him a rope perch, but he won't get on it. He eats and drinks good. He just sits on the floor of his cage

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Fresh fruit NEW
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Luka gets fresh fruit also. He like it all. But he really likes the wheat germ. I had just been putting his green things in a little flat dish I took out of my granddaughters doll dishes, I will put it on his cage wire where can get to it, my grey too. They like spinish also. Thanks for all the help

Aug 19, 2015
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Fresh greens NEW
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My birds, canary especially, get a sprig of fresh broccoli almost every day. I fasten it in the cages next to perches with plastic clips. They eat the flowerette as well as hollow out the stems if I skin off some of the tough outside.
When I got my canary he was almost white with a few black feathers. I figured he was partly a Red Factor Canary, and with daily broccoli- betacarotine - he is now deep yellow - almost orange. Birds can eat a number of fresh vegetables. My vet always asks, "Besides seeds, are you feeding him some people-feed?"

Aug 19, 2015
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Rope perch NEW
by: Anonymous

Sorry that was suppose to be rope perch. I have them in my African Greyson cage. I didn't know you could feed them all of that. That is pretty much what I feed my grey. The breeder of this little canary said to feed him raw greens, so that is what I have been doing. Yesterday I saw him up in his seed cup where I put his wheat germ, he loves wheat germ, so he is getting around a little better. I will get him a little rope perch to sit on. Thanks

Aug 19, 2015
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Perches & Feed NEW
by: Marie

I'm not familiar with the road perch. The Comfy Perch is cotton threads tightly twisted together. I have never had a problem of fraying threads with the canary or parakeets. The birds go to the vet every 4-5 months for nail trims. Nails will curl if not trimmed. My birds get the Dr. Foster & Smith signature Series Premium Blends seeds. I also cook split peas, lentils, kidney beans, check peas, Navy beans, barley, bulgar wheat and brown rice which I freeze in small plastic cups. Once a week I thaw one cup in small amount of water, add finely chopped frozen mixed vegetables, cook 7 minutes in microwave. Add some boiling broth to two TBSP of whole wheat cos cos. While that is soaking, I cook mixture another 4 minutes with 2 TBSP Orzo or Egg Pastira. Let soak until water is taken up. Mix and refrigerate. Serve small amount each day.

Aug 18, 2015
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Perch NEW
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Is it the road perch? Your birds toenails don't get caught in the road? My canarys toenails sometimes get curly. I take him to PetSmart about every 3 months to have them cut

Aug 18, 2015
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I am going to get him one. I love this little bird. What all do you feed your canary.

Aug 18, 2015
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by: Marie

I have only birds for pets. Don't allow him out of the cage if you have cats, dogs or people going in and out outside doors.
I purchase the "Comfy Perches" from Doctors Foster and Smith online - DrsFosterSmith.com
They come in various lengths and thicknesses. I use the 3/4" ones for small birds. They can be bent to fit your cage, just don't put them over feeding dishes. Perhaps start by putting one only a few inches off the floor and later another one higher, but wait until the wound is totally healed so he doesn't forget he doesn't have a foot and land on it. My bird uses the stump for balancing.
I think your bird should sing again when he is well. Mine starts singing in November or December after a summer break. I play the "Classic Canary" CD often during this time. I got it from wed site.

Aug 18, 2015
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Marie NEW
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Really, he flys around loose? My dogs or cat would get my little guy. He has a wire sided cage but the bottom is flat and I put a bunch of paper towels in the bottom. So far he has not left the bottom of the cage to perch. Where can I get the soft landing perch you were talking about? He squats on the bottom of his cage too. Do you think he will ever sing again. He had such a beautiful song.i feel so bad for him that I didn't notice this sooner. Thanks

Aug 18, 2015
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by: Marie

I have a canary with no toes on one foot. I use the 3/4 inch "Comfy Perches" so he can get a sure grip on a non-abrasive landing surface to save wear and tear on his remaining foot. When resting, he squats down on the perch.
He has a flight cage, but I divided the 35" height in half and have a towel under the cage-liner paper on TOP of the wire so his landing is soft and his good leg doesn't go down between the wires.
He doesn't seem aware he is handicapped. The cage is open most of the day and he has several favorite perching places including a spot in the morning sun on the arm of a towel-protected chair.
He flies a lot every day, visits the parakeets in their cages, takes a daily bath in deep pie plate and sings loudly from November to July.

Aug 17, 2015
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Peg Leg Canaries Do Fine
by: Darren

Sorry to hear of your bird's issue.

But the good news is that, YES, he can absolutely use a perch.

Reminds me of the hen I had a few years ago that got her leg caught in the wiring of the breeding cage and broke it.

I amputated and she lived a long happy life and continued to breed :-)

See...
http://www.canaryadvisor.com/canary-cage-inspection.html

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