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« on: September 17, 2014, 07:48:31 PM »

hi, i am a newcomer i purchased an african grey baby 3 weeks ago from an advertisement on pets4sale the man claimed he was a breeder an i fell for it
he gave me a health certificate and the baby is closed rung everything seemed above
board until i had to take the baby to the vet i thought he had broke his foot,but the
vet done an xray an said the bird was deformed probably from poor nutrition at
birth they called specialists in and agreed the baby would need multiple operations
on both legs and it would be very risky and cost thousands.I contacted the breeder
who says he wont do anything because his partner says its not there responsibility,
and is now saying the birds parents are in the netherlands, and his partner owns loads of pet shops an is a so called big man,meanwhile i am so upset cause i dont
know what to do,i know i have consumer rights but all the while the baby is not
getting the treatment he needs can anyone please advise me,thanks in advance


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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 08:02:40 PM »

Hi and welcome
So sorry to hear about your baby grey :bighug:
I recently fostered one that sounds like he was in a Simular position to your baby
Said to have had both legs broken at a very young age , prob due to lack of calcium in the parents
He was seen by a vet and both legs healed , though one slightly bent
Vet said operations though very costly wouldn't necessarily work or the bird come through :panic:
But he will most prob have arthritis in later life
Can I ask the extent of your baby greys deformities?
Some greys cope well with bent legs, they just need their cage eg perches eye thinking through well x x

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2014, 12:57:51 PM »

Oh god what a predicament!! the breeder sounds awful it must be very upsetting.
I've heard of a lot of disabled greys that have a good quality of life and are happy & healthy.
Sorry I've no advice on what you can do other than get it treated if you can,  I really feel for you and for the baby bird. Please let us know how you get on.

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 11:09:39 AM »

Hi & Welcome, so sorry to hear your news, you must be all over the place at the moment, the joys of a new baby and the lows of him being ill.  I can't offer any advice except some vets will offer payment plans, not much help but worth asking about. 
The so called "breeder" needs a good kick in the ****


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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2014, 02:21:33 PM »

I would say find out if he will be able to live a normal (ish) life without the op. If not then get it done and maybe you could take this guy to small claims court?


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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2014, 03:43:50 PM »

Ask your vet again whether an op is absolutely necessary, or if your grey can be treated with pain meds, if he is in pain, and pysio. As said earlier some birds can cope and learn to climb around, and have an adapted cage, with flat perches etc x

Is he flying OK?

Sounds like these people are trying to intimidate you, probably are breeders but not very casting ones. Sorry you're in the predicament, but you can turn this around and help the little chap x
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