Friday, 5 February 2016

Pigeon Down But Not Out

The Pigeon with The broken wing has now been moved into the Aviary. Unfortunately the broken wing is still hanging down and will always be that way. The healing process was already well under way when I caught it, and the broken wrist bones have permanently fused together. However the 2 week containment of the bird and anti inflammatory medication has allowed it to heal enough to fly. It has been able to fly up to the shelf in the aviary, and I will keep it another week or so before releasing it into the garden.

Allowing complete healing will give it the best chance of sustained flying ability. The wing is down, but it's not out !

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