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Re: Can wings be different sizes??? To DAVE

Posted by Sharon on 2/08/06
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    On 2/07/06, Dave wrote:
    > On 2/03/06, Sharon wrote:
    >> Ok I have had Cosmo a YN for amonth and a half now. When I
    >> got him he would bite and climb all around the cage to get
    >> away he wouldn't play with toys. Now this wonderful guy
    >> plays with his toys...chews them up and spits them out!!:)
    >> And between yesterday and today he has decided he will
    >> step up,I took him out of the cage for the first
    >> time:):):) He is on top of his cage shaking himself and
    >> flapping his wings and wagging his tail! I am so happy for
    >> him he is such a good boy! But I have a question he's up
    >> there flapping his wings and it appears his right wing is
    >> smaller and the feathers seem stragly? Could it be because
    >> he hasn't exercised in I don't know how long or born that
    >> way?? Any suggestions would be appreciated. He's up there
    >> making all kinds of noises and preening away making
    >> himself pretty!
    >
    > Hi
    > It's possible that there might be a few flight feathers
    > that have been moulted recently and the new ones haven't yet
    > grown back fully. You say that other feathers don't look as
    > alive as others. Many times, feathers get that way because
    > they're dying and will be shortly moulted. It doesn't seam
    > like he has health problems. He sounds like a real rascal.
    > It's also possible that some of his feathers didn't grow out
    > to their full length from the lack of activity. Since he's
    > now preening, keep an eye open to check what feathers start
    > falling out. I think he's just trying to make himself look
    > like a real lover----Dave


    Hi Dave,
    Thank you so much for your response I've been waiting for
    an answer for days. Cosmo is my first "big" bird and I
    appreciate any help to my questions! Thanks and yes Cosmo is a
    rascal but I just love him,he really steals my heart in a way
    I wasn't expecting:):) Thanks so much Sharon