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Help, please.
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:07:57 AM »

I know this will sound really controversial, I've owned an African grey before, so please don't tell me that I don't know how to take care of them.
After my first parrot passed, we decided to go to a rescue to adopt, we found this semi-tamed African grey, and holy richard the third guys you won't believe what she has experienced! After I finish explaining it, please see if you can help me out by replying, the stupid previous owner of the grey, decided to clip his wings, but instead of being a actual person with a mind, he decided to clip them himself, okay, you might be thinking that I he knows what he's doing he can do it, but HE FREAKING DIDNT ARGGGHHHHHH he has literally cut half of his wings! Not just cut a few feathers on the primary sides, HE FREAKING CUT THE ALMOST HALF OF THE LOWER WING! when I say the grey I cried, after the grey firing back at his owner for doing what he did, he decided to put him down, "because he didn't like me anymore" LIKE BI*CH WHAT THE HELL DO YOU EXPECT??, he wasn't getting bought by anyone, because of his wings, I decided today to give him a good home full of toys and yummy food. But Everytime I look at her/him I feel so bad that's he's been through this, I can provide pictures, could you guys please try to help out and see if we can treat it? If we can get back beautiful wings for this innocent bird? Please tell me if you would like to see pictures, but you might not handle it like I did, it's heartbreaking.


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Re: Help, please.
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2017, 07:09:42 AM »

I would recommend taking him to  vet first, they will let you know if any damage is permanent. God people are idiots sometimes :(


get him check first then go from there, you can give him a wonderful home and if the vet says the wing won't grow back you'll just have to make his cage easier for him to get around. Birds manage as long as you make it easier for them.

poor little thing, it's heartbreaking
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2017, 08:22:22 AM »

I would recommend taking him to  vet first, they will let you know if any damage is permanent. God people are idiots sometimes :(


get him check first then go from there, you can give him a wonderful home and if the vet says the wing won't grow back you'll just have to make his cage easier for him to get around. Birds manage as long as you make it easier for them.

poor little thing, it's heartbreaking
Thank you for the reply, sadly I live in a shitty country that doesn't seem to have any avian vets anywhere, "because the job doesn't make money" could you please take a look and see what you think? Or even better, if you could show the images to a avian vet if you visit? Thank you, also silly question, parrots don't have bones in their wings, right?
I know really little of bird Anatomy so I'm not sure.


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Re: Help, please.
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2017, 08:25:50 AM »

post a pic, but honestly our advice isn't expert, you will need to find an avian vet regardless as you may need one over time. Lots of us travel a couple of hours to get to an avian vet. It is vital
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2017, 10:51:01 AM »

post a pic, but honestly our advice isn't expert, you will need to find an avian vet regardless as you may need one over time. Lots of us travel a couple of hours to get to an avian vet. It is vital
You are right, there isn't any around here but there might be in other cities around me,  I just hope he isn't in pain. He doesn't seem social as he does talk when we are around.
Also I noticed something else, he doesn't have one nail on his other leg, but there's no hurt area? It looks like an birth defect, or maybe they cut it accidentally?

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 11:07:24 AM »

jesus he's actually butchered the wings, what an absolute t*sser!!! :(

I'm unsure whether that will grow back in all honestly, They can grow back from some horrific clips, but if it does, it will take a couple of years.

God this makes me angry, and i'm not actually anti clip, but it has to be done correctly.

For now try and make his cage easily accessible. Give him lots of ladders and things to be able to get around. He will be quiet after something traumatic like that.
Don't worry about the nail, i've got a conure who didn't grow a nail, it doesn't bother them
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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 12:02:31 PM »

jesus he's actually butchered the wings, what an absolute t*sser!!! :(

I'm unsure whether that will grow back in all honestly, They can grow back from some horrific clips, but if it does, it will take a couple of years.

God this makes me angry, and i'm not actually anti clip, but it has to be done correctly.

For now try and make his cage easily accessible. Give him lots of ladders and things to be able to get around. He will be quiet after something traumatic like that.
Don't worry about the nail, i've got a conure who didn't grow a nail, it doesn't bother them
I know, I cry everytime I think what he's been through!
She seems traumatized, I just hope she isn't in pain.
Also, is it okay if she has a bit of a small cage as you see in the pic? We are planning to use the cage just for sleeping, as we decided that she deserves to be outside all day.
I've asked so much from you, but could you please tell me some good toys? And I hope she isn't afraid of a misty shower.

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Re: Help, please.
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 12:13:43 PM »

she needs a bigger cage than that, they need to at least be able to spread wings in all directions. Even if they are just sleeping in it.

When you say she's going to be outside all the time, remember you can't keep them outside in weather extremes so she will need a suitable cage.

If you have the funds also consider a java tree, they are expensive but all my flock love sitting on the tree, you can attach toys to them too.

They are all different regarding toys, some like certain things that others don't. Shredding/chewing toys tend to be a big hit, as do bells and babble balls. Leather plaits, wooden chew toys etc.

try a few and see what she likes. She may well be scared of new toys so just go gently and don't force them on her.

Same with misting, just go easy. You don't want to do anything that is likely to startle her and make her fly as she'll hurt herself.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 02:28:41 PM »

Thank you for all kind suggestions! I am saving up for a good cage and a Java tree soon.
I also had another question if you don't mind, I'm a young male and my gray is super chill with me, even so with my mum and my sis, but everytime he sees my dad or my brother, which haven't done anything to scare him, he gets startled and makes a strange growling voice, I feel like he's scared. I think he might be afraid of males? Because of the whole cutting the WHOLE LOWER WING WHAT THE HELL? But that wouldn't explain why he's afraid of me, maybe my hair looks super girly? Possiblities....

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Re: Help, please.
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 05:01:29 PM »

There is just some things about certain people they donít like, and even when they are used to people a slight change, say new haircut or colour can freak them out. They are tend to bond with one person, they arenít Ďall roundí family pets, infact they can often fly to attack people  they  donít like.
You need to take this all very, very slowly otherwise you risk terrifying her.

Have a look at all the posts on the forum & read everything you can. Ask lots of questions here & weíll help all we can. Itís much better to ask than not :)
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 06:18:22 AM »

Hi and welcome
Lookin at the pic , he should moult the feathers out himself
As long as he don't snap the new ones he should have full wings within 12 - 24 months
My peach was just the same and we had her shafts pulled so they grew back quicker but if you don't have a avian vet then you will just have to give it time .
Well done on takin him in though


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