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Shankly's droopy wing!
« on: March 26, 2016, 06:20:13 PM »

Shankly's right wing is hanging lower than his left, he can fly but doesn't fly around the room as much as usual. The best I can describe it is it looks like a dislocated shoulder but he doesn't show any discomfort. I left him with his breeder whilst we have been away for 4 days although his breeder says he has been fine. Any ideas folks?

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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2016, 06:32:24 PM »

I will try to attach a better picture


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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2016, 07:58:03 PM »

Hmm he does look a little lob sided
Can you lift his wings and he comfy with that ?
Was he ok when he went to the breeders ? Xx
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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2016, 08:52:41 PM »

Hi Mandi yes I can lift his wing into normal position and he's OK with that. The wing was fine when I dropped him off, the breeder says he has been in his cage all week (which I am not happy about) and says he will be OK. Could it be that as he's not been having his 3 or 4 hours roaming about the wing has got 'lazy'. I feel he may have damaged/pulled/trapped it whilst in his cage. He's slept loads today too.

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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2016, 09:59:10 PM »

Is defo keep a very close eye on him and if he don't improve then calm your vet
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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2016, 11:47:07 AM »

It doesn't look right to me. I would get that checked out as soon as your avian vet reopens. Even if he wasn't allowed out of the cage at the breeders house he could of got it trapped somehow in the cage. Is he OK in himself? 

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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2016, 01:44:12 PM »

Hi Lynn, yes he's OK in himself chattering away and eating his food and drinking. He's climbing about in his big cage but not flying around as much as he used to. I'll get to the vets asap if he doesn't start his normal flying about. Thanks again for your help and advice everyone. Andy and Shankly.

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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2016, 03:42:18 PM »

Hi our 34 yr old Timneh male has a dropped wing ,he's been like that since we got him 8 yrs ago ,but he was kept in a cockatiel size cage by his previous owner for 3yrs and never let out !!The couple that had him had basically got too old to look after him.
The first week we got him ,we took him straight to the vets for a full check up and it's not often I give advice out on here now but would strongly recommend that you do the same.
Our avian vet has examined him while he has been awake and asleep and she said because he was caged for so long in a small area his wing muscles have gone .
Yet despite this he can when he wants to still fly but he doesent go far despite having massive amounts of freedom .His wing has never gone back to normal.


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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2016, 10:17:05 PM »

I would definitely get it checked, worth it for peace of mind. It's not normal for it just to happen, so needs looking at. I have to say though it's pretty disgusting that the breeder didn't let him out :(  I wouldn't use them again.
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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2016, 07:48:12 AM »

Neither would I Kaz.


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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2016, 08:03:35 AM »

Thanks for the help guys I will call the vets tomorrow and get Shankly booked in, I did notice once yesterday when he stretched his right leg and raised his right wing he did give a little squeak/yelp as if to say 'oh that hurt'. Vets it is!

Does anyone know any holiday homes in the Cumbria /North West area? I have checked on the Forum here but there doesn't appear to be any.
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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2016, 10:13:43 AM »

Think Lynn P may be able to help you with that as I think she's from Manchester area or perhaps even if you mention it to your vet what happened they may also be able to help you too.


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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2016, 12:28:32 PM »

I nearly suggested we'd use our vets Avian Veterinary Services in Tarporley even Manchester we're on a 40-45 min drive. I would travel for them though  guess depends where in Cumbria.

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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2016, 02:26:52 PM »

Hi F Monkey we are in Cockermouth, West Cumbria (just below Scotland!) but I suppose if we use Manchester. Liverpool or Leeds airports we could still visit Tarporley as a holiday home. Shankly seems in fine spirits today and had a 10 minute play in a bowl of water and his wing is a little more compact.

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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2016, 02:43:11 PM »

I never holiday too many bloody creatures here! Solves so many problems
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Re: Shankly's droopy wing!
« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2016, 01:37:24 PM »

Sorry only just seen this. Yeah I'm in Preston I used to take in the odd holiday bird but now with 4 greys of my own I can't do it anymore.
I have used my avian vets in the past the one that Stefan suggested but they do require birds to be disease tested beforehand. I do also know of a farm in Blackpool that holiday parrots but I can't personally recommend as I've never used them but if you want the details just pm me and I will happily forward.

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