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Hi,
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
 

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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. :)
 

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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 :)
 

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I wouldn't worry about a slight droop like that.

I'm happy to hear Charlie will have a new companion soon.

Charlie did not develop iris rings because his/her mutation is recessive pied.

Recessive pied males have pink or purply-pink ceres instead of dark blue ceres. If Charlie's cere is pink or purply-pink, he's male. If white/pale blue, tan or brown, she's female.

S/he's pretty!
 

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I've had my birds wing look like that before. It's when a feather is misplaced. He usually fixes it within an hour.

If it's trembling I heard it's more likely an injury. My little guy had this twice when a blood feather was knocked. His wing trembled for a bit until it felt better.
 

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I agree, it is nothing to worry about, and I'm glad everything is back to normal now :hug:

Try not to worry too much, I know it can be difficult with so much going on but as Charlie slowly comes to terms with her grief and the new budgie settles in, things will get better! :2thumbs:
 
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