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Okay, thanks for that extra information. Keeping in mind I'm having to do this long distance and not able to see her myself, I'd say you are right. It's either dislocated or broken. Tiels are so prone to "night frights", leading to this type of injury, that's one of the reasons they need a cage large enough to not hit their wings on perches, toys, etc. when they do flap. Of course she could have just as easily injured herself somehow, outside the cage. In any case, she is going to need an avian vet for sure. Your second choice would be a vet who really knows birds. All too often regular vets, no matter how well intentioned they are, can cause more harm than good, simply because they do not have the extensive, extra training required to handle birds properly. I'm going to give you several links to assist you in locating one. I would not put this off any longer, especially since you said it has been that way for a few days. The longer you wait, the more likely she is to end up crippled or worse. In the meantime you need to make sure she does not get chilled. She also must stay as quiet and stress free as possible. An ill or injured bird is already under a lot of stress and adding to it can be fatal. Also, the closer we can keep an ill or injured bird to 80F degrees, the better. I'd suggest covering the top and three sides of her cage, make sure she has food and water she can reach if she is staying for long on the cage floor and keep household traffic to a minimum, around the cage. I hope this will help but if you have any more questions, just let me know. Patricia
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