A little (long) update:
My heat mat arrived today and is the day i also pulled the baby for hand feeding.
I set the thermostat to 26 degrees Celsius but it feels a lot warmer then it needed to be, The little baby was really warm (is this a good thing?)
The little guy seems to be doing well but i'm still really nervous and anxious about his condition since this is a first for me and i don't really know what i'm doing..
I havn't tried to give him his first attempt at a feed since he still has food in his crop from mum and he still seems a little stressed. I wanted to let that crop food empty a little before i try.
Ill probably give it a go before i go to bed later tonight.
I attempted to put the tape method mentioned with help from my sister but it was of no luck what so ever. He kept moving his little legs around and i couldn't find the correct place and it was just an awkward, stressful mess and after 10 minutes i decided that the poor baby didn't need to suffer with being handled anymore.
The little guy still has some tape stuck around one of his legs i couldnt remove since he was wriggling so much and i was afraid to pull it off his delicate skin:mad:
Do you think it would be okay to stay there until he is a little bigger and i can remove it easier?
I had previously made a tighter fitting splint out of the makeup sponges so i used that instead.
I have a soft teddy in the DIY brooder with him and i managed to get him propped up against it so his little legs are not sticking out backwards anymore with the splint on, That's a plus, yeah?
I am also contemplating getting into contact with my avian vet to get his little legs seen and hopefully they can help put a good brace on it.
I am super worried about taking him there since he is such a baby and i really don't want to stress him out anymore then need be..
Do you think i should take him anyway...?
Pictures from today.
This is the baby with his legs with no splint.. Totally splayed and a horrible mess to look at.. I don't even know if that degree of splayed-ness can be fixed.
And this photo is of him with the splint on propped upright so his legs are under him.