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Old 12-14-2016, 07:29 PM
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Default Poor Hermes Had a Scary Incident Last Night

It took me a long time to fall asleep last night, and Iím glad it did. Come midnight, I was still wide-awake but I suddenly heard loud flapping noises coming from the cage. The birds occasionally flap their wings when rearranging themselves or switching perches during the night, so I didn't think anything of it at first. But the flapping continued and turned more or less to thrashing. I turned my light on and went over to the cage to investigate.

Somehow Hermes had managed to get his wing caught between cage wires. He was sitting on the bottom grate of the cage, and his wing was stuck between the thin horizontal space where the vertical bars meet the grate. I slowly brought his wing back up and through the wires. Surprisingly, he remained completely calm as I disentangled him. I offered him a little millet and he refused to eat it. For Hermes, that was a big deal! He never refuses food, especially millet.

I was a little concerned but since his little incident was good cause for shock, I let it go. 30 minutes later, I still couldnít fall asleep so I went back over to check on him. He was hanging on the wires near the very top of the cage. To gauge how he was doing, I offered him millet again and this time he ate it. Very eagerly, I might add. When I woke up this morning he was on his favorite perch, ringing and playing with his bell toy. When I got home from school he was flying around and back to his loud self. He seems to be doing fine. Iím going to keep an eye on him to see if he seems to be in pain or has a hard time flying. If he is, Iíll bring him right in to the vet. He wasnít stuck for very long, so hopefully he didnít do any real damage to himself. I am very glad that I was already awake and able to get to him before he did anything serious!

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I'm sorry that Hermes had such a bad experience last night . How big is the space? However, I'm relieved to hear he's doing fine once again.
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How frightening that must have been for both of you. I'm glad Hermes is okay.
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From your description, it really seems your Hermes had a night fright and from the commotion, he got his wing stuck.
I'm glad he is feeling better now and there was no damage on the wing. There are measures that can lessen the a potential night fright from being triggered, like partially covering the cage and having a little night light on the room your budgies are in.

You can check this link for the detailed info: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...t-frights.html
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I'm sorry that Hermes had such a bad experience last night . How big is the space? However, I'm relieved to hear he's doing fine once again.
The bar spacing is all 1/2" or under

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How frightening that must have been for both of you. I'm glad Hermes is okay.
Thank you. Yeah, it definitely gave me (and him) a scare. He's completely back to himself...he's chirping and squawking so much that you can hear him from all areas of the house!

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From your description, it really seems your Hermes had a night fright and from the commotion, he got his wing stuck.
I'm glad he is feeling better now and there was no damage on the wing. There are measures that can lessen the a potential night fright from being triggered, like partially covering the cage and having a little night light on the room your budgies are in.

You can check this link for the detailed info: https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...t-frights.html
Thank you. Yes, Night Fright definitely crossed my mind. I don't keep their cage covered at night since they stay quiet and they seem to get more stressed if I do cover it. Normally there is a little light in my room just from the lights outside of it, but I can leave another light on of some sort. He's never had a night fright before, but I'm just glad he didn't do anything serious! As I said before, I am so thankful I keep my birds in my room so I know immediately if anything is wrong since I have them right by me all the time!
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I hope Hermes is back to his rambunctious self after the accident! I'm glad there was no lasting damage and he was no worse for wear
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Thank you! And Hermes was very pleased to see that you found an icon that looks a little like him () even though it's a rainbow budgie haha.
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