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Old 10-05-2020, 12:57 PM
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So, as the title suggest, my babygirl took a slight tumble inside her cage, she is still quite young and is learning to get her footing in this world. When doing so she caught her wing in the side of the cage, she was not stuck or anything but clipped it, which has left this big feather, and a really small one just infront of it, slightly poking out *see pictures below*. Now, she is not pulling at it or cleaning it or anything, but I had her on my should and wanted to test if it hurt her, so I touched it and pulled very very slightly on it, which she did not like as she withdrew her wings away, not quickly, more of a 'ouch that is sore, leave me alone'
She is being a lot louder than usual, even when taking naps today not screaming but being really really vocal, it happened yesterday. So my question is, should I take her to the vet? It is not that I would be against taking her to the vet, but even just having her checked is 50 euro, and I am not that wealthy, I save up about 100 euros a month, although I would give my savings to help her if needed to. Is this something that will sort itself,or would you the community recommend taking her for a check.
I can see her skin, basically the same as if she was a man with malepatterned baldness, but it looks completely normal and not out of the regular. Besides that she is just as cuddly, happy and looking for scratches as she normally is, thank you all in advance
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Re: My cockatiel took a tumble inside her cage

This is a flight feather growing in after a clip and still has a blood supply. So you need to watch it if it breaks or start bleeding. If thst happens you might have to pull it to stop tge bleeding, or hold flour against it to stop tge bleeding. Because the other feathers are not there to support it, it was easy to knock out if place. It also sucks Because its the very furst feather connected to the very tip of the wing..it still has blood supply and nerve supply so it will be sensitive. Hopefully she can realign it. I woukd just leave it alone. And try to remove things in tge cage it might catch on till it grows out.

But if it catches and breaks or bleeds , a rush to the avain vet, to pull and treat if yiu font feel comfortable with thst. But don't pull if you don't have to because it could damage the follicle, then every new festger coukd be wonky.....
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Re: My cockatiel took a tumble inside her cage

Thank you so much, I will take out the toys that are in the way of her bowls, usually she is only in the cage when sleeping. She just now started preening it and seemed a bit annoyed at it, so maybe she will take it out when the time is right. Atleast it seems to not be hurting her, she has however received a lot more love and attention today because I was scared. I will keep a close eye on it, thank you once again
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Awww Xtra love is always good medicine!
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Re: My cockatiel took a tumble inside her cage

This happened to me once and Noodles pulled it herself right when I was about to try. Make sure if she does pull it, that she gets the whole thing out. Watch for any bleeding and save the feather to bring to the vet if you have to go.
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