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My budgie is about 4, lives completely outside of the cage, and has been entirely healthy. As the title says, the budgie still holds his wings in an X shape, but one wing is noticeably lower than the other. He is also not as active as before and flies around less. I suspect that it's from him recently hitting a door, but the injury doesn't seem bad enough for him to stop flying. Is there anything I should worry about or do, or is it going to pass on its own? I attached pictures of him with the wing.
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He sure is beautiful!! I'm sorry I don't know anything about the wing health, hopefully someone else will answer.

I'm a little worried about the broken tape there on the ledge he is sitting on. He could nibble that and get glue inside his body. :cry:

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He is a very handsome guy. It is not possible to determine if there is an injury without a physical exam, if the wing does not return to normal soon then he needs to see an avian vet. You indicated that he is not as active and flies around less, birds hide illness and pain very well and often the first sign of a problem is a slight change in the usual activity and behavior, so keep a very close watch on him, do you have an avian vet?

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Your budgie is extremely handsome! What is his name?
I would strongly suggest you have him seen by an Avian Veterinarian sooner rather than later.

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.
If there are no Avian Vets near you, please find an Exotic Pet Veterinarian with experience in dealing with small birds.

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