Tiel getting better, but what could have been wrong?

SafamirzašŸ¤

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Hello, šŸ˜Š I have a male cockatiel named Kiko.

I posted a while back about something being wrong with Kikoā€™s wing. It was kind of dropped and not close to his body. He was able to strech the wing half way, but in pain.

He has gotten A LOT better. He does not make pain noises and stretches his wing fully. He can also flap both wings together but he still hasnā€™t flown like he used to. He has flown on the ground from his cage and our kitchen island a couple of times and landed perfectly, but he isnā€™t flying to great lengths like before. I am assuming he will be able to do that after a bit more time because I do see him getting better and flying somewhat.

What I am confused about is what went wrong with him. I hadnā€™t taken him to the vet because his wing did not look fractured at all. Could It be sprained? Is it possible that he will only fly a little bit and never fly fully again? Should I go to the vet anyways?

Thanks to anyone who replies šŸ’•
 
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SafamirzašŸ¤

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Hello, šŸ˜Š I have a male cockatiel named Kiko.

I posted a while back about something being wrong with Kikoā€™s wing. It was kind of dropped and not close to his body. He was able to strech the wing half way, but in pain.

He has gotten A LOT better. He does not make pain noises and stretches his wing fully. He can also flap both wings together but he still hasnā€™t flown like he used to. He has flown on the ground from his cage and our kitchen island a couple of times and landed perfectly, but he isnā€™t flying to great lengths like before. I am assuming he will be able to do that after a bit more time because I do see him getting better and flying somewhat.

What I am confused about is what went wrong with him. I hadnā€™t taken him to the vet because his wing did not look fractured at all. Could It be sprained? Is it possible that he will only fly a little bit and never fly fully again? Should I go to the vet anyways?

Thanks to anyone who replies šŸ’•
Something else I would like to add is that I myself did not see him injure his wing so I donā€™t know what caused this. He did lightly crash into the wall before this happened but he has crashed harder before with no injury.
 

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Hello, šŸ˜Š I have a male cockatiel named Kiko.

I posted a while back about something being wrong with Kikoā€™s wing. It was kind of dropped and not close to his body. He was able to strech the wing half way, but in pain.

He has gotten A LOT better. He does not make pain noises and stretches his wing fully. He can also flap both wings together but he still hasnā€™t flown like he used to. He has flown on the ground from his cage and our kitchen island a couple of times and landed perfectly, but he isnā€™t flying to great lengths like before. I am assuming he will be able to do that after a bit more time because I do see him getting better and flying somewhat.

What I am confused about is what went wrong with him. I hadnā€™t taken him to the vet because his wing did not look fractured at all. Could It be sprained? Is it possible that he will only fly a little bit and never fly fully again? Should I go to the vet anyways?

Thanks to anyone who replies šŸ’•
It certainly could be sprained or strained. Fortunately it sounds like it's healing.
 

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It's hard to know the extent of what parts were injured without an exam or x-ray but I'm so glad he's doing better now!
 

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