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Question:

December 1, 2022

Pet dove hesitant to fly after I accidentally sat on left side of him.


He flapps his wing once and awhile but I don’t think it’s broke. But I don’t know why he does this


Answer:

Hi Glenn,

If he can still flap both wings, then the wing isn’t broken. But there could still be a soft tissue injury and this would take time to heal. An internal injury can also cause him not to fly. Flying is hard and uses a lot of muscle and energy, so he won’t fly if he is in pain or weak for some reason. Only a Vet would be able to tell you for sure.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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