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Chicken with missing toes struts adorably after getting 64 pairs of tiny shoes from kind strangers

As the videos of toeless Nubz walking with his cute little boots became popular online, people came forward to help the tiny bird walk easily.

Chicken with missing toes struts adorably after getting 64 pairs of tiny shoes from kind strangers
Cover Image Source: Instagram | @calliope.nubz.insta

There is so much kindness in this world that often goes unheard of. It is always heartening to see individuals or a community coming together to help a cause. One such wholesome act of generosity was shared on Instagram, where social media users sent tiny shoes to a toeless chicken to help him walk. Nubz (@calliope.nubz.insta) is popular on social media for his unique physical appearance. Belonging to the Malaysian Serama chicken variety, Nubz lost his toes to scaly mites and currently lives with his owner, Meesh Davignon, according to The Washington Post.


 
 
 
 
 
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Earlier this year, Davignon started posting Nubz's videos and pictures on social media and the tiny midget walking with its adorable little shoes captured the hearts of thousands of people. "I thought he was really cute. He weighed less than a pound and his breed is the smallest chicken in the world," Davignon told the publication. The California-based pet owner works as a dog trainer and has several other pets, including guinea pigs, dogs, cats and 12 other chickens. As she introduced the 7-inch bird to her pets, it took time for the birds to mingle with him. Though Nubz was a gynandromorphic chicken with both male and female sexual organs, the owner prefers to refer to the chicken as "he."


 
 
 
 
 
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Nubz found it difficult to walk on gravel and rough pathways as the mites were still hiding behind the scales on his toes. The owner said that he often lost his balance and had to be cured of the infections. Talking about Nubz's treatment, the pet lover said, "You can suffocate them in Vaseline, then tightly wrap the chicken’s feet. But I had to keep re-wrapping cotton around Nubz because everything got so dirty. I was changing his wraps three times a day." Davignon then got a brilliant idea that Nubz could make use of her Chihuahua's dog slippers and trained the chicken to walk in those slippers as a reward for his favorite meal. Since then, Nubz has been given his own boots.


 
 
 
 
 
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As Nubz got used to walking in his boots, he seemed to exhibit better balance and a faster pace, even in places that were rough to walk. The little bird seemed to like strolling around in his boots and learned to gain good mobility. His Instagram page shows videos where Nubz goes on adventures with his owner, exploring new places and challenging his disability. As Nubz became more popular on social media, people wanted to contribute to his wardrobe and started sending him tiny, colorful shoes so that he could take more strolls.


 
 
 
 
 
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Calling it the "Nubby Collection" Davignon recently posted a picture of the shoes that Nubz received from kind strangers. "64 pairs! I couldn't find the match for a few of them, but here it is: 'The Nubby collection.' He can't actually wear all of them, but we are still trying to find ways he can use the ones that aren't functional!" wrote the pet owner. The chicken needs frequent treatment that includes physical therapy, acupuncture and red light therapy due to two degenerative discs on his neck. Learning about Nubz's condition, his social media fans even pitched in to help with his vet's bills. "They’ve been a great blessing. It’s surreal to have so many people love my tiny little chicken," said the grateful pet lover.

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