Lovebird with hurt wing?
Posted 07 February 2012 - 01:09 AM
I have a lovebird named Angus -- I'm not quite sure how old he (or if he's a he) is, but I have had him for almost 2 years now, and I don't think he was too old when I got him... most of the reason I caved in and brought him home (to the chagrin of my spoiled parrotlet) is because the person at the pet store was taking such poor care of him, and she couldn't remember how long ago she got him (in a trade from a breeder for another bird), but he was quite young. So... I'd imagine he's not too much older than that.
Anyway, he's sort of a rambunctious little fellow and he flops around a lot. Since this morning he has been making a sort of shrill chirping sound now and then and sort of holding up his left wing, and I'm worried that he hurt it somehow. He tries to flap his wings now and then, and sometimes he makes the sound, other times he doesn't. There was a feather sticking out of place on that wing earlier and I grazed it by accident, and that set off the noise as well.
There isn't an avian vet anywhere near me, and I could try taking him to a regular vet, but he won't even let me go near that wing, so I'm worried about how it would go. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to put him through an exam from an inexperienced vet, but I also don't want to let it go if he's hurt.
Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:58 PM
Cyrano-Solomon Island Eclectus
3 kids and a husband
Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:50 PM
He was still making the noise when he woke up this morning, and I freaked out and just drove him to the closest avian vet. It was a ways away but good that I did it, he had broken his radius -- so it's not too bad, but they bandaged him up and gave me some pain meds for him.
Posted 08 February 2012 - 12:05 AM
Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:52 AM
Oy ve, this is so stressful, I'm pretty sure I can never have human kids if I'm freaking out this much about my bird
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