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#1 Cod

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

My Kakariki got stuck between 2 pieces of furniture and has hurt his wing.
There is no blood but he has lost some feathers. He is currently sleeping from the stress. I have covered him over to try and calm him down.

I don't think he requires a vet, but what can I do?

I know he will preen his feathures back into place and to keep him warm.
I feel terrible as trying to get him out may have caused him to hurt himself.

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#2 expressmailtome

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 02:26 PM

If he really did hurt his wing then I have no advise other than a vet.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 03:14 PM

I have to agree with Matt. You can't really tell if he broke a bone or not. I would want to have an xray to make sure. If he did break a bone and it doesn't set properly it can cause her pain the rest of her life when she tries to move it. Or it can not set at all and can cause her pain the rest of her life also. I have taken in birds in with both scenarios. Sarge B&G had his broke and when it healed it didn't heal properly and he cries when he flaps his wings. Calipso Zon's didn't heal at all and when I got her the only thing that could be done was to amputate the wing.

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:00 PM

Thanks for your advice. After 30-45mins of sleeping he awoke and had some dinner and also flew to his other perch. If he was in any discomfort I don't think he would have flown, which is a good sign. Maybe it was more shock and a few feathers out of place .

Let you know how he is in the morning :)

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Posted 27 March 2010 - 07:09 PM

I am glad he seems better.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 03:34 AM

Morning update: Out of cage flying around like nothing happened. Doing laps of his lounge room as we speak.

I am so so happy :)

Have moved the furniture that he got jammed.

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 02:35 PM

That is great news!!!

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

You mentioned that some wing were out of place. Some people pull damaged feathers to promote the growth of replacement feathers. Never pull wing feathers to promote the growth of new ones. Wing feathers and tail feathers don't grow back the same way. Pulled tail feathers grow back. Pulled wing feathers usually don't.

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Posted 25 November 2010 - 11:14 AM

Hello there. Now only i signed up to this forum. My first entry was in your Kakariki issue. Any how that is great news as he flying around like nothing happened. Keep sharing mates.




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