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broken wing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tipper, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. tipper

    tipper New Egg

    Jun 21, 2008
    My little 10 week old Sebright was attacked by a wandering cat. She seems okay, eating well and quite lively, but her left wing doesn't move when she tries to fly. Is it broken? How can I tell? Should I wrap her even though it isn't drooping or anything?
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    Keep monitoring her...if she begins to act listless or ill report back... (look careful for any puncture wound)
  3. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 7, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    I agree, just keep monitoring her and really check for any puncture wounds. Cats saliva can be so nasty and carry alot of germs. Below is a site that shows how to care for a broken wing, IF it is broken. It may just be strained and need a days rest. But, here is the site if you need it.


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