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Old 10-13-2018, 10:57 PM
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Default Distress for not able to fly?

Hello, I got 5 months old and 6 months old budgies.

The 5 months old is named Sunny and his wings were clipped when I got him about a month ago so he couldn't fly yet.

As for the 6 months old, I named him Ocean for his turquoise feather and his wings weren't clipped so he was able to fly around.

I let them spend times together outside the cages but I was wondering if Sunny ever get distressed for seeing Ocean able to fly but he wasn't able to.

There were times I was away in kitchen or away from their sight doing some chores and I heard ocean flying and circling around and squeaking then only to find out Sunny fell onto the floor, I would presume he was attempting to fly.

It happened like at least once or twice a day when they were out of my sight and thankfully Ocean would circle around the house and reach to me to tell me something not right and I able to pick Sunny up from the floor.

Typically how long for a budgie to have his wings fully grown and what would you guys think about this? Sunny was having diarrhea when I got him and I thought he was getting better but only recently to find his poops were runny so I still continue feeding him apple cider vinegar with mother.

Both of them eat whatever I'm giving, seeds, broccoli, apple, carrot, parsley... these are the food that I've fed them.

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The apple cider vinegar may not be what is needed to address the problem, the droppings need to have a test run on them by a vet to determine if there is anything in them that should not be there, such as bacteria, yeast, fungal issues, worms etc.
It is never a good idea to allow your birds to be out of the cage unsupervised, too many things can happen. It will take months for the flight feathers to molt out and have new ones grow in but a bird can fly without a complete set so once few come in he may be at least able to not fall to the floor or will be able to gracefully glide to the nearest surface without just falling straight down.
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Cody has given a great answer above to all your questions. I agree. Since the ACV has not helped the droppings, a sample needs to be analyzed by a qualified vet.
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