How do you help your parakeet's broken leg?

What if your parakeet has a broken leg but you were unable to take it to the nearest vet for certain reasons. Can you take care of it on your own? (though it may be a bad idea). If so, what do vets usually do to help it? Like how do they put the casts on and what materials do they use, etc.

Also, how much would it usually cost if you went to the vet to get your parakeet's leg fixed? I'm not saying that I have a parakeet with a broken leg
Answers:
Call the Vet and ask the cost and what can be done. This must be done right away because an infection or blood clot coulf kill the cananry. A canary with a broken leg is a really sad baby because they need to perch. If you cannot get the canary to the Vet then you might try splinting the leg but the poor thing is going to be in pain and still not able to function right and the leg may heal in a bad position.

You need to take the bird to the Vet. If you cannot take the bird to the Humane Society and tell them you have no money to get the leg fixed; they can help you and the bird.
I would not recommend fixing it yourself just because you can not see if the break is clean and whether the two peices of the bone are lined up. By not knowing that if you do put a splint or cast on it, you can cause more harm to your parakeet than good. Secondly, it would be very stressfull for your bird and with a parakeet being so small, you can easily hurt him without meaning to. I am not sure about the cost of getting it taken care of by a vet, but it can be a little difficult finding a vet that practices aviary medicine. A lot of vets won't work on birds as small as a parakeet.
Try to get into a vet when you can. Until then, use a toothpick and line it against the bird's leg. Then tape it, with masking tape, around the toothpick and under the foot. Avoid taping any feathers if you can. The leg can heal up on its own but it is very painful and the bird may not be able to use their leg again. The good news is that bird legs heal very fast - sometimes in as little as two weeks.

Whatever happens, good luck!
If you did you should tie a toothpick to its leg so it doesn't move and then just leave it until it heals.
You should take the bird to the vet as soon as possible, trying to splint it on your own will likely cause more harm than good. It will most certainly cause even more stress that the poor bird doesn't need right now. Most birds tend to stand on one leg for long periods at a time. Until you can get the bird to a vet, try to keep its food and water as close as possible.
As for the cost, that will of course vary greatly depending upon what needs to be done.but that should be secondary to getting your bird the appropriate treatment
go to a vet that is trained very well with birds. you might make it worse by not getting professional help. my cockatoo Winston i got with a ring on his leg
Vets prices vary, but they can be pricey. I once knew a man that fixed a budgie's broken leg using 2 matchsticks, and some bandages.

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The problem with birds' legs is their poor circulation and potential for blood clots, among other things. Broken bones in birds, overall, are a lot more serious than they are in humans. Since their bones are hollow, a broken one acts similar to a florescent light tube if it broke. Setting this is difficult and even with medical equipment can't always be 100%. They might often develop lumps or slight deformities where the bones don't line up.

As for casts, birds really don't get casts placed on them like humans get plaster casts. Most casting is done with gauze bandages and tape since they aren't strong enough to break or bend it. Doing this on a budgie, however, is a bit of a trick due to their size.
If the leg was not set properly the bird might not be able to walk or perch normally ever again. You would not be able to set the leg properly yourself. A vet would be needed. It would probably cost a few hundred dollars to set a bird's leg. I am not sure what materials the vet would use but this is definitely not a do it yourself kind of task.

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