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My Young Pigeon Broke His Leg Yestarday (6-1-09) I Put A Splint In It All The Way Up To The Thigh It Seems Pretty Straight Compared To When I Found Him,it Was Dangling Back And Forth,now Its Straight My Question Is What Are The Chances Of It Healing Properly And Him Being Able To Walk On It And How Long Should I Leave The Splint On,by The Way I Made It Out Of A Old Pair Of Sunglasses,i Cut A Piece Out Of Each Side Of The Bent Part That Goes Behind The Ear,cut Both Sides And Ran Both Up To The Tigh And Wrapped Them Up With Some Gauze And Taped It Up So It Cant Move,will This Work,how Long Will This Have To Stay On For,any Help Would Be Greatly Appreciated.thank You
 

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Where exactly is the break on the leg? Can you post a picture?

If it is a simple fracture on the leg it can be fixed easily with a splint, but it is always best to have an avian vet or rehabber take a look at it to see if it will mend properly. Some breaks can be difficult to splint depending on location so its best to get someone qualified to look at it. For example, a break up in the thigh area needs to be taped completely different, and the bird put in confinement so he cannot move the leg at all for a few weeks. I have one who had his leg completely taped up to his chest, but it had to be in such a position for it to mend correctly. He is completely healed though it took several weeks after healing before he actually walked normal again.
 
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