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Urgent Dislocated wing?

Mintforest

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My conure had a beak trim on Monday because of his overgrown beak, on Tuesday I realised one of his wing was hanging a little lower and he wasnt very energetic.

I examined him and there’s no external bruising or swelling that I can see. He lets me extend the injured wing and all. Also doesn’t seem to be in pain when I touch the wing. The only thing that feels a little asymmetrical is the bone around the shoulder but then again one wing is up and the other is hanging so I wasnt sure whether it’s the difference in the position.

He’s eating very well and returned to his normal routine after 1 day of lethargy but the wing is still drooping. He can flap the injured wing a little but rarely moves it.

my vet is only in office on Monday, just want to get some opinions whether this is more likely a sprain or a dislocation. I don’t feel any broken bones and there are no bones sticking through.

he’s also very young and has been through a lot (infections from the bird shop, medications for 2 months, overgrown beak etc etc). I’m wary about stressing him again with another vet visit with possible x-rays and more medications.

and it’s already past day 3, what are the odds that if it’s a dislocation the vet can treat it?


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Mintforest

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Sorry, a correction to the post, there’s some swelling around the injured shoulder, but no bruising. The swelling can only be felt on palpation
 

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It is just a way of putting the thread back at the top of the recent list so that more members will see it.
 

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Nothing we can really diagnose. You need to have him seen by a vet.
I'd be a bit concerned it occurred from restraint when he was getting his beak trimmed since it was seen after the vet visit on Monday.

A wing drooping can be serious & they could be in pain. No way of telling whats wrong wo an exam.

Your bird looks uncomfortable.

Hope they will be OK
 
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