My bird, Cabo, is 5 weeks old and has a splayed leg. After watching a youtube video on how to use electric plastic cables to fix a splayed leg, I gave up and graduated to using nonstick medical tape. The man on youtube seemed to be an expert and was able to snap it on his nonsplayed bird with ease but it was difficult for a novice like me which is why I started tapping Cabo. It was working for awhile until he learned how to break off the tape so I just retape his legs only to discover that his leg is still splayed! It's been only 5 days, no improvement and I guess I need to be patient. I've been letting him fly in the house but he has a difficult time with grasping with all his toes especially with his splayed toes. I've tried massaging his toes every day and trying to wrap his toes around a dowel. Then retape but he gets so impatient and wants to fly but I'm afraid he's going to hurt himself...I guess I worry too much and should let him be a bird and fly in the house. He loves regular grocery seed and I still feed him Exact mixed with baby veggie food at least once a day to keep up his strength. I just learned today from this forum that I need to give him Calcium D3 which I'll go online to find. Am I'm doing his treatment right? I'm new at this and I'm trying to "nurse" Cabo back to health. He's so sweet and never makes a noise like my other birds! Please give me advice.