Juvenile Gouldian Grounded
(Chicago, IL. USA)
My Normal Gouldian chick fledged three weeks ago and it was flying around with its siblings chasing the parents for food. A few days ago it was hopping around the cage floor and unable to fly. I put it in a Hospital box with heat, food/water and guardian angel to get it back to full energy. It became very energetic in three days but still can't fly. When it jumps to take off from the floor, the wings just don't flutter. Seems like it's lost control over its fully grown wings. What's happening? Will it recover or is it grounded by brain flight control for life? Your advice will be much appreciated.
I wish I had a simple answer to your question, but I don't. I think my birds lives are just like kids lives. They don't all come into this world exactly the same. Each bird is as individual as each kid and just because they look alike doesn't mean they will all make it through infancy the same. Best Wishes, Jeanie