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Are you able to post a picture of Zeke's wing. A full body view would be fine. You said there was blood, so I would not immediately tape the wing. Since he has either reinjured it or has a new injury and is bleeding, he should have an X-ray to determine if taping the wing will even help. The blood could be from a broken blood feather, which is a simple fix for a veterinarian to remove, vs an open fracture which requires sedation, cleaning and potentially surgery. Is Zeke carrying the wing differently than before, or did you just notice the blood?
Okay. I understand. So he had a previous injury and had to have part of the wing removed?
Great that the bleeding stopped. It is not uncommon for birds that have wing amputations, even partial amputations, to be off balance and more prone to injury. Since the bleeding has stopped, I would leave him alone for the night and then see if you can get a picture for me tomorrow, or take him to a local veterinarian tomorrow to make sure that he does not need any pain medications or antibiotics. You can post on this thread for several days, even after rating my response. I am off and on the computer throughout the day and then almost every night until around 10 pm.
Ok great. This evening or tomorrow?
Got it. It is very difficult to tell much about her wings from the angle. Is she hand tame at all or will she step onto a dowel in her cage to get her out for a picture?
Okay. I will look for the pictures. Do you have a local veterinarian who sees birds or would you like help finding someone in your area in case they are needed tomorrow?
what city and state and I will do my best to find someone local .
Got it. Be back soon.
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