Didn't have any choice his leg had been dislocated from the upper leg joint and there wasn't any circulation. The lower part had atraphied and turned black and hard as a rock. He could hop with it on there but it kept getting hung up and knocking him over, then it got caught in the cage floor wire and when he tried to break loose he tore open the vein and was gushing blood out. Luckily I had a suchere kit handy and my 85 year old Mom & Dad where visiting and helped me hold him down while I cut the stump off and got him all sewn back up. So far it's looking good, he's up on his perch this morning and he's eating and drinking. The wound looks good no red or sign of infections and the bone end looks smooth and stitches I put on him are holding just fine. I think he's going to be OK, and a lot better off with that dead stump out of the way, but an extra "good luck" or a little prayer for G61 couldn't hurt. I sure don't like doing that kind of stuff and I strongly recomend getting the bird to a vet unless it is absolutely an emergency and there just is no other way.