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nickhall08 07-02-2019 02:27 PM

wing wont lay flat??
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Daisy is going through her first molt and I noticed one wing is not laying flat on her back like it has. She uses the wing when she tries to fly (clipped wings) and is eating. could it just be from molting?

Cody 07-02-2019 03:33 PM

That's a pretty drastic clip, is it possible that one of the clipped ends of the flight feathers is poking her and making her uncomfortable and she is therefore holding her wing up? It's not likely that molting has anything to do with the way she is holding her wing, unless she has some irritation somewhere, have you seen any wing feathers drop out? Did you just notice this since the perch falling incident or was it that way before? If she was on the perch when it fell or she had a night fright she may have injured it.

Goldenwing 07-02-2019 03:42 PM

If you do suspect an injury, the best thing you can do is take your bird in to be checked out by an avian vet. Best of luck with Daisy!

nickhall08 07-02-2019 04:03 PM

It was not like this yesterday, And her wings were clipped this morning by her breeder, afterwards is when it started. i have found feathers around, even her long tail feathers, but none from her actual wing I dont think.

FaeryBee 07-02-2019 08:06 PM

I can't believe it was a reputable breeder that clipped Daisy's wings in that fashion! :mad:
Daisy's wings should never have been clipped that short and why were they clipped to begin with?
Obviously that individual has no knowledge of what they were doing.
I pray Daisy doesn't suffer any nerve damage from that horrible job.

Seeing those pictures is extremely distressing. :(

Obsidian 07-02-2019 08:37 PM

That is the worst chop job I've ever seen. Please don't take her back to the breeder again if you want her clipped, find a competent person to do it.

Hopefully she doesn't have any damage to her wings and that she molts out the clip quickly.

nickhall08 07-03-2019 01:50 AM

Thank you. I will not be taking her back. I felt they were too short as well. Will the feathers grow back? if so, how long? shes using her her wings and stuff, shes eating and does not appear to be in pain.

nickhall08 07-03-2019 03:24 AM

I added another picture. She uses it when trying to fly so Its not broken. any other ideas?

Cody 07-03-2019 11:16 AM

It will take quite a while for all those feathers to molt out and be replaced, count on 6+ months. As they are replaced she will regain the ability to fly, they do not all have to be in before she can fly. If the wing issue does not resolve on its own, as has been said in a previous post, I would have her examined by an avian vet.

FaeryBee 07-03-2019 07:14 PM

It may take up to a year for the new flight feathers to come in.
Budgies generally have their big molts in the Spring and Fall.
It's very doubtful that all the flight feathers will come in with just one molt - especially as short as they've been cut. :mad:

I would not recommend having your budgie's wings clipped at all in the future. Fully flighted birds are much healthier and happier!

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