Post by HawkingRage on Mar 15, 2007 10:45:26 GMT -5
that and bunji cords can be bad. i know of someone that thier bird broke its leg bating from the bow perch with a bunji. when i tie down my bird the ring on the perch is susspended from the base of the perch. this gives the bird about 2 feet away from the perch if bating keeping the tail and legs safe. coarse it could happen to anyone. did you take the bird to a vet yet and what did they say?
Post by HawkingRage on Mar 15, 2007 12:34:00 GMT -5
but if it doesnt it could be impossible to get it back in. with dogs and cats i know that dislocated hips that dont get put back in soon end up having to have the femoral ball removed. that could really jack up a hunting bird. coarse i dont know for sure, birds may be totally different.
I hear ya, but he did say that birds are totally different and I have to go by what this vet say's as he is the only decent raptor vet in AZ. Of course if someone out there has a vet's number that I can call and get a second opinion I will gladly do that.
I had a buddy that had his Male RT get his leg Hyper extended after it got kicked real hard by a jack. He said that the bird would not even move the leg at all. It just hung there like a lifeless piece of meat. the bird regained full movement of the leg after a few days and after a month down time and some homeopathic (Ledum) drugs was back to slamming Jacks.
Rage on the bungee thing it all depends on how the set up is. I have seen people get their birds legs broke using traditional equipment that is set up wrong as well. When my bird is out on the bow I have a Bungee that is on the ring that I hook on along with my leash. When the leash is tied I make sure it is only about a inch or two longer that the bungee. This softens the impact of the bate when he hits the end of the leash. It's not enough to jerk him back or long enough for him to really build up tension on the bungee. I would not recommend using a long bungee. Like I said I only use mine in conjunction with a regular leash and I have never had a problem. I learned it from a master falconer that has been using surgical tubing set up the same way for years with no problems. I think that long leashes and thin anklets are the major cause of broken tarsus. Broken stuff is caused buy a build up of stress on a small portion of the leg in most cases.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2007 18:43:31 GMT -5 by Tiercel78
I used to think i knew some things. But i'm not so sure anymore.
Post by crbhawking on Mar 19, 2007 17:53:04 GMT -5
I don't know but maybe a slightly weighted leash, so it takes more to get as far, or would this be worse ( I talking about a little wieght)
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Well the verdict is in and it's not a dislocated hip. Sorry it took so long but I've been busy with vet stuff for this bird. She's broken her tibiotarsus about a1/3 of the distance down the leg. The vet out here has pinned with an intermedualry pin and 2 extramedualry pins.
Now $2200 dollars later I'm wishing that I had gotten VPI on this bird. Either way though we'll get her fixed up in a couple of weeks. I'll try and keep everyone up-to-date on her status as we go along.
Last Edit: Mar 20, 2007 12:50:29 GMT -5 by snafu918