Jeremy asked in PetsBirds · 6 months ago

would a pet parakeet be put down with broken wing?

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  • 5 months ago

    Take it to a Vet, it should be fine.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    i dont think so, you should take it to the vet

  • 6 months ago

    No. Pet birds can get along quite well even if they can't fly. In fact, many people clip their wing feathers for their own safety.

    Most of the time when you think a bird's wing is broken, it is only sprained.

    Either a sprain or a break can take up to 6 weeks to heal. During this time, keep the bird in a cage where the perch is only 2 or 3 inches from the floor, and the food and water are also at floor level. This way they don't have to fly or flutter and re-injure themselves. They will generally be fine in 6 weeks or less.

    But if you can see that there is really a broken bone - a piece of bone sticking out, or the wing in a terribly abnormal position, you will need to take the bird to a vet or put it down.

    A bird can live with only one wing, but of course it can't fly then. Parakeets are good climbers though. So it's up to you to decide.

  • J C
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Get the bird to a vet in your area that has an avian vet in the office. That vet can advise you what to do. A parakeet is not a wild bird, and doesn't need to fly. Unless it's a sever break that the vet feels will not heal, or is causing serious pain, there is no need to euthanize it. Take the bird to the vet in either a smallish cardboard box with the top securely closed, or ideally a cat carrier. Used to take our sun conure to the vet in a cat carrier and it works well. See if you can borrow one, but the box makes a fine substitute.

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  • Anna E
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Not necessarily. Since they are caged and do not fly around much, it may do fine if the wing heals. I would take it to a veterinarian that specializes in birds for their opinion.

  • Mog
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Chronic pain/suffering.

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