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Hi all. I have two budgies, a 1 year old male (Piper) and 4 month old female (Aero). The male flies and talks fine and seems generally healthy. The female can’t fly. When she tries, she flies a bit backwards, at best, and lands with a thud; no grace, and no lift from her wings. She has a strange sore a little to the front of her underside that bleeds whenever she lands. Our male could fly by now. What’s up with our girl?

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Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies

You should not delay in having your budgie girl seen by an Avian Vet for the proper diagnosis and treatment protocol.
Avian Vets have special training to determine the cause of symptoms resulting from illness or trauma.
This is important as "regular" vets will often overlook symptoms that are quickly obvious to an Avian Vet.
When you rely on anyone who has not had training in Avian diagnosis and care, you may be delaying effective treatment.
This can prolong suffering that may be avoidable.
The bird will often require a more intense, prolonged treatment with a poorer chance of full recovery than it would have if you seek prompt professional diagnosis and treatment at the first sign of illness.

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