Broken leg healing time (Sabrina)
I have a baby with me, Sabrina, who was hit by a car on May 12. She had a break in one leg (with an infection) and has been on several medications, all of which are now completed. She got her cast off on June 4. The vet was very pleased with how the break has healed and Sabrina is bearing weight on both legs and sitting, which she couldn't do with the cast on. The break was low in the leg (near the foot) and the vet said one leg will be shorter than the other, so she's likely to have a limp.
I will call this week to see what the vet says, but how long would you wait until releasing her? I am assuming that I should give her at least 2-3 weeks after the cast is off. She is a young bird and had been out on her own I think for at least 2-3 weeks when she turned up with her injuries. I know that some people don't release babies because they don't have good survival chances and I'm not interested in that debate. Only what people's experience has been with broken legs.
Before releasing her, I will take her out in a harness and leash for her to have a fly and to better judge her walking and interactions with other birds. Thank you for sharing any of your experiences!