wing wont lay flat?? - 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.

Reply
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-02-2019, 01:27 PM
Egg
 
Profile:nickhall08 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 28
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 1
nickhall08 is on a distinguished road
Default wing wont lay flat??

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?
Attached Thumbnails
wing wont lay flat??-img_1606.jpg   wing wont lay flat??-img_1607.jpg   wing wont lay flat??-img_1613.jpg   wing wont lay flat??-img_1620.jpg  


Last edited by nickhall08; 07-03-2019 at 02:23 AM.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-02-2019, 02:33 PM
Cody's Avatar
Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,254
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2500
Rep Power: 11
Cody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond repute
Default

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.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-02-2019, 02:42 PM
Goldenwing's Avatar
Young Budgie
 
Profile:Goldenwing is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Midwest, USA
Posts: 524
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 95
Rep Power: 2
Goldenwing will become famous soon enough
Default

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!
__________________
Goldenwing (and Lemon Drop)
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 07-02-2019, 03:03 PM
Egg
 
Profile:nickhall08 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 28
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 1
nickhall08 is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-02-2019, 07:06 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,545
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I can't believe it was a reputable breeder that clipped Daisy's wings in that fashion!
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.
__________________


Last edited by FaeryBee; 07-02-2019 at 09:25 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-02-2019, 07:37 PM
Obsidian's Avatar
Egg
 
Profile:Obsidian is offline
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 38
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 1
Obsidian is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-03-2019, 12:50 AM
Egg
 
Profile:nickhall08 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 28
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 1
nickhall08 is on a distinguished road
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-03-2019, 02:24 AM
Egg
 
Profile:nickhall08 is offline
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 28
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 1
nickhall08 is on a distinguished road
Default

I added another picture. She uses it when trying to fly so Its not broken. any other ideas?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-03-2019, 10:16 AM
Cody's Avatar
Moderator


State:
 
Profile:Cody is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 8
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago suburbs
Posts: 2,254
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 2500
Rep Power: 11
Cody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond reputeCody has a reputation beyond repute
Default

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.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-03-2019, 06:14 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,545
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

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.

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

Reply With Quote
Reply



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 12:35 PM.



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.