Gouldian wing issue

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ShaneGowland
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06 Jan 2018, 17:18

I have a Gouldian that's holding one of its wings strangely. It's spending the majority of its time at ground level, only flying when I come too close.
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I don't think the wing is broken. A fracture perhaps? Or something else entirely? Do you think it's likely to self-correct?
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06 Jan 2018, 18:07

I very much doubt it will self correct Shane. It will still be a perfect breeder though if it heals in a few weeks and can fly. I have had this happen due to accidents over the years and never had one come good.
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06 Jan 2018, 18:52

Like Gomer says. The wing will likely stay like that, but the bruising will heal, so flight may get back to normal. Probably a fright injury.
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08 Jan 2018, 19:56

He seems to be flying again now, and has been busy courting hens, so it looks as though his bad wing isn't going to cause too much trouble.
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08 Jan 2018, 20:04

ShaneGowland wrote:
08 Jan 2018, 19:56
He seems to be flying again now, and has been busy courting hens, so it looks as though his bad wing isn't going to cause too much trouble.
Had the odd one collide into another flying in aviary. .after a day or two back to flying around. .so maybe just light bruising? :thumbup:
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08 Jan 2018, 20:21

I've had a cock with a badly out of place wing, thought a currowong almost got him, go on to be a very successful dad. He needed a little help with perches placed for his convenience as his flight remained weak. So glad your guy is all good.
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12 May 2018, 20:09

The injury might be caused by a night fright or wild birds. Keep an eye on the wing though.
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