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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-22-2015, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Indian Ringneck lost its wing

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I would like to seek for guidance for above. I have two Indian Ringnecks in cage and they're very healthy. Yesterday one of them was attacked by cat and eaten it's whole wing. It seems like the cat somehow managed to hook it's wing out. My neighbour saw it and chased the cat away. Thanks god.

The bird was severely injured but it's still strong and I had sent it to vet to clean wounds with bandages and necessary medicine such as antiseptic, antibiotic and painkiller.

Now I am worried about his survival as handicapped bird and ended up with depression. Please advise.

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What an awful accident!
Are the birds kept in an outdoor aviary?

I had a linnie that couldn't fly because he had an accident that hurt his shoulder joint.
He needed a long time to accept his handicap but at last he did.
Disabled birds often can cope well with their situation, especially if they have a partner who loves them.
Please don't give him up, I wish you all the best.
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Many birds are kept with clipped wings and cannot fly. A zoo by me keeps an eagle with only one wing and the bird has been living like that for years! If he is able to survive his injuries, he should be able to adjust as long as you set up his environment in a way that allows him to climb to where he needs to go.

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Thank you Karin and Anna, surprisingly my bird is very strong. She seems like nothing has happened on her. She is doing very well now, actively climb and eat like nobody's business.

Today i am sending her for surgery. The vet told me that the exposed bone needs to be cut off so that he could stitch the wound to prevent infection. There are two areas to stitch which are the wing portion and neck. Hope she will survive all these.

Thanks again.
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Handicapped birds can do well.
Take her in and give her lots of love.
Make sure you think about her needs in getting around.
For some reason I think they do understand when you are helping them.
Fingers crossed she comes through surgery well.

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The surgery went well. Thank you for your advise
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I am so sorry for what happened to your baby having cats ourselves I am so terrified of accidents happening. We keep our Kyo in our bedroom where the cats aren't allowed to go to keep her safe, but I hoped someday to move her cage to our living room… I'm going to be extra cautious and re-think it again and again…

Glad that the surgery went well. I wish your girl a speedy recovery.

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I'm so sorry that happened to your IRN! What an awful situation. At least you acted quickly! I would bring her indoors and adapt a cage for her that will make it easy for her to climb around in. You can still give her a good quality of life

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What an awful accident! So glad you acted quickly and that the surgery went well. Give her and her friend lots of love and support, she will need it from both of you.

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