Preclude: The wing clip was her breeders choice and I, nor any of his clients, have had a say in this practice. Yes, they are unusually short. Yes, I plan on fully flighting her, especially with the cats and because I feel horrible that she can't fly and it seems cruel to me. However, I understand WHY my breeder did it as he hand raises and he finds crucial to the budgies safety that their wings are clipped.
This seems to be a popular topic as of late and I apologise for grabbing Sachem's post where their new budgies were mentioned. However, your post made me realise I might have missed something on Bluebell's underwing.
Day she came home:
From what I've seen of budgie flight feather growth, her left wing is normal. However, her right doesn't appear to be growing, or if it is, slowly.
The following pics are her wings from the back and sides:
Like I said in my post in Budgie Health, she doesn't fly. Her flight has gotten significantly worse as her wings have grown out and she no longer lays her wings flat. From the first picture, it's evident why!
Have any of you had any experience with this before? It seems highly unusual. I know she's moulting, but the right wing hasn't appeared to grow at all and the avian vet, via phone, suggested we NOT reclip to make the wings even.
So, any experience would be great as she had ANOTHER crash landing tonight that was HARD. This happens a lot because she has ZERO flight control and it puts me on edge.
Thank you kind people for any help. You truly are an amazing community that I'm glad I've joined. The knowledge here is wonderful!
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