Little Birdie Had A Problem Feet And Tiny Snowshoes Just Cured It!

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What if a tiny little bird gets problem feet? How can you help it? Maybe, with a heart of compassion and a head full of creativity. Yes, this is what the folks in California Wildlife Centre have done for a tiny mockingbird.

According to them, this young bird had an injury which “caused her feet to knuckle.” Well, they said it is a common condition especially in birds which are young. It makes their feet unable to grasp objects and even makes it uncomfortable for them to freely walk around.

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People at California Wildlife Centre had an easy solution for it. They just used cardboards and tape to make a pair of tiny snowshoes.

“We needed to train her feet back to how they should be,”-  as told by Duane Tom, the veterinarian at CWC to The Dodo. “Essentially, we used pieces of cardboard to tape her toes into their proper position. It usually takes a week or two of wearing the snowshoes before their feet are back to normal.”- He also added.

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The Dodo reported that all the birds who are treated with knuckled feet are again released into the wild.

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Atreyee Chakraborty
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