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My cockatiel's having problems flying

Discussion in 'Welcome Lane' started by Skum, 7/11/19 at 5:35 PM.

  1. Skum

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    My 23 yr old male cockatiel has recently been having problems flying. He can only make it short distances and sometimes crashes , he's also hesitant. Otherwise he's healthy, good appetite, happy. Does anyone have any advice?
     
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    If he is being hesitant about flying it sounds like he has always enjoyed his flying.
    He may be experiencing some pain during his flight which causes him to crash. And any crash could cause an injury.
    Arthritis may be the problem, he is getting older.
    Take him along to your avian vet who will check him out for arthritis and check that he hasn't injured himself from a crash.
    It may also be it is something else but your vet will do a thorough check.
     
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    Thanks! he's not injured, I suspect it's arthritis as well, I'll take him in
     
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    Welcome to the forum Bruce :)
     
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    Thanks, nice to be around other cockatiel owners
     
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    :welcome2: to the Avenue, Bruce!
     
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    Thanks! you're all very welcoming
     

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