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Re: Broken wing (humor bone)

Posted by MKay on 3/09/06
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    Marcos,

    Did your vet advise you to keep the birds separated? I
    won't for a second try to advise on the recovery time for a
    broken humerus on a budgie, but I can safely guess that the
    injury alone is causing immense stress for that little guy.
    I wonder if you try putting him back with his buddy, only if
    you can monitor them closely? Maybe your vet advised
    against this, but why make them scream for eachother? His
    emotional state will effect the healing process. If they
    must be in separate cages, why not right next to eachother,
    with perches adjacent so that they can at least comfort
    eachother 'through the bars' so to speak?

    On 3/09/06, Marcos Gomez wrote:
    > My 4 month old budge managed to break her wing when she got
    > stuck on my CD storage stack. Actually, I think it broke
    > when she panicked trying to unstick herself.
    >
    > So I took her to the vet who kept her over night trying to
    > best find a taping that he would tolerate. He would not
    > accept the traditional taping of the wing to the body. So
    he
    > simply taped the wing shut. I have had to place him in a
    > very small cage with 2 perchs at ground level. He is
    > miserable because he is away from his mate who is in a
    > cockatiel cage alone waiting for his return. They are both
    > crying and screaming for each other periodicaly throughout
    > the day. And they are both angry at me for seperating them.
    > I feel horible.
    >
    > It has been 3 days like this and I will have to wait 6
    weeks
    > to see if this will work, but I don't know if I can keep
    > them seperated that long. It is not as if I can explain to
    > them that they need to have patience.
    >
    > Anyone have any advise? Will the wing/humor bone repair?
    > Opinions welcome
    > Marcos