I did let our vet know about babies tail feather as well as that most of his feathers seem to be comming in fine. I really have no idea what lead this feather to break...
Anyway at this point in time we are going to keep an eye on things. It might just be Maru did a thing that damaged the feather, similarly to the primary he broke, and it just wasnt as noticable as his primary was when damaged. He has gotten a lot better about moving around his cage with some sembalance of grace.
That said, I noticed today his flying is better minus the tail feathers. Not so Little dude was doing laps for me this morning when I wanted to hold him and check his feathers so I could report back to the vet. Quite frankly I thought his maneuverability would be worse than normal until one of the long feathers came back in. Nope. Maru is actually doing better. He wasnt great at sharp turns. Still doesn't understand cealings...he will just keep gaining altitude until he lightly bumps the cealing, then he corrects himself.
Good news is under those long back body feathers of his is another blood feather so baby does indeed have 2 long tail feathers (as if there was ever any doubt
So...long body feathers, i keep wondering how unique is Marus feather pants? I have no real life refrences to go off of, just the reactions I get when I shared his picture. I am just being curious. On one hand I think it must just be an english budgie thing, but with no real life references im not sure and wonder just how diffrent is Maru. Im not worried about it. Baby Maru is baby Maru (and even while he is an adult he will still keep the nickname of baby ) way to stinken cute and a good not so little bird.
I will post if anything changes with what we do about babies feathers. Tomorrow is tricks training!
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