Has max a broken feather? - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > Your Budgie's Health


Your Budgie's Health Learn about avian health and vet care. This forum does not substitute for veterinary expertise.

Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 09-24-2016, 10:15 AM
shaz128blue's Avatar
shaz128blue (Sharon)
Supporting Member
State:
 
Profile:shaz128blue is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Isle of Man
Posts: 2,586
Gallery: 3
Karma:
Points: 1050
Rep Power: 14
shaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud of
Default Has max a broken feather?

Hello everyone
Any thoughts please on this, max has a wing feather which is sort of hanging down.
I have attached a photo to help describe it, but I wondering if it's part of his first big moult or broken. And should I do anything?

He is flying ok, although it sounds slightly different. He keeps trying groom himself I think to try to get it out.

They are starting thier first real moult, lossing head bars, pin feathers, more fluffy feathers about, eating more and I noticed today more squawky.

They are slowing becoming more used to me, both will fly from cage top to my finger if I have some millet for them, although max only does this as he see LuLu doing it. Also like to get closing to me when out by punching on couch. So I really would prefer not to have to handle him if I can avoid it.



Any thoughts are welcome - thank you x

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 09-24-2016, 10:21 AM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 56
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

From looking at the photo, it really seems the wing feather is loose and in the process of being naturally moulted out.
I wouldn't at all be surprised if the feather fell off on Max's next flight or even during a playful activity. He could also take care of it by preening the area.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
  #3  
Old 09-24-2016, 10:24 AM
shaz128blue's Avatar
shaz128blue (Sharon)
Supporting Member
State:
 
Profile:shaz128blue is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Isle of Man
Posts: 2,586
Gallery: 3
Karma:
Points: 1050
Rep Power: 14
shaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud of
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aluz View Post
From looking at the photo, it really seems the wing feather is loose and in the process of being naturally moulted out.
I wouldn't at all be surprised if the feather fell off on Max's next flight or even during a playful activity. He could also take care of it by preening the area.
Yes I was hoping that was the cage, he keeps trying to preen it so hopefully it falls off naturally soon, over worried budgie mum with new babies lol

It will be the first big feather they have lost. Xx
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 09-24-2016, 10:49 AM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 56
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Max will surely be able to deal with it well and very soon you will be presented with your boy's very first fallen flight feather.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
  #5  
Old 09-25-2016, 11:29 AM
shaz128blue's Avatar
shaz128blue (Sharon)
Supporting Member
State:
 
Profile:shaz128blue is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Isle of Man
Posts: 2,586
Gallery: 3
Karma:
Points: 1050
Rep Power: 14
shaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud ofshaz128blue has much to be proud of
Default

Poor little max he's been trying and trying to preen out the feather and whilst out of the cage this afternoon it has dropped off. And it was broken. I guess the squabbles gots bit rough with LuLu - he seems happy though x
  #6  
Old 09-25-2016, 12:02 PM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 56
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm sorry the feather was broken, still it's good that the feather was matured and it didn't bleed when breaking. Also he could have bent the loose feather while trying to preen it out.
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:02 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.