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Old 02-15-2021, 11:53 AM
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Hello,
I purchased two birds last October. They both had their wings clipped. One's wings has grown back fully and she is able to fly great.
The other one's wings have grown back but for some reason he is still not able to fly. If he tries to fly, he goes straight up about a foot and falls down onto the floor again.
What could be wrong? Could they have done some internal damage to his wings while clipping them? Please let me know. Thanks

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Hi there and to the forums!

I'm sorry to hear that your budgie can't fly yet - however, it is pretty normal for some budgies who have been clipped not to be able to fly for a while. The reason for this is that his flight muscles aren't as developed or strong as they would be if they had been kept fully flighted; with practice he should be able to gain strength in his wings! If he still has problems after awhile and you're concerned, the best course of action is always to take him in to an avian vet for a checkup.

Meanwhile, you've come to a great place to learn even more about the best of budgie care practices. Be sure to read through the forum's many budgie articles and "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subform for easy reference) to ensure you're up to date on everything. If you have any questions after doing so, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!

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