I just noticed charlies left wing is drooping a bit. it wasnt yesterday and when i go toward her she pulls it back up. a feather is out of place on that wing to. she hasnt been out of the cage and didnt have any nightmares last night, so im not sure how she could of hurt it. Her mate of 4 years merlin passed away a few days ago, and shes pretty sad, so I worry about depression. I picked up a young budgie who is in quarantine, but they can hear eachother. Right before i noticed her wing they were screaming at eachother. Im not trying to force a new friend on her, I just dont want her to be alone. she isnt tame so I cant look at her wing.
I dont know if im being overly paranoid, because I have severe anxiety and ive been shaky for days, with the pressure of school and merlins passing and worrying about charlie
Firstly, gorgeous budgie! Kind of my dream colour! Secondly, are you sure it's female? It may just be the lighting but it's cere looks more pink.
Thirdly, sometimes budgies wings droop a little bit like that, my budgies do it sometimes but they can fly around perfectly fine. How is her over all behaviour? Is she still eating and moving around her cage and chirping? If you watch her closely for a while you may get to see her stretch her wings and if she does that then they won't be broken. If her wing was broken she would be in a lot of pain.
Also little side note, I also suffer from bad anxiety and I'm sorry you have to experience that. If you ever need someone to talk to, I'm here.
Thank you! and honestly I have no idea, I think charlie might be a male, Im just in the habit of calling them a girl, and they are used to it. their eye never got the white ring so I wondered whether the cere was affected by a mutation to. behaviour would suggest male though. Merlin had the most vibrant blue cere for years until all of a sudden it was brown, so merls went by he to. (I'm hoping new birdie is actually a male) I figure birds dont really have a concept of gender so it was better to just stick with it than make them wonder who i was talking to.
The wing is back in place whenever I look now, Char is munching on some millet now. I think I may have just been panicky.
Thanks, i'm sorry you have to deal with it to. I appreciate that