birds wing injured?
someone gave me a cockatiel
and it was in cage by its self for months in a room by its self when i take it out i have to force it out it afraid of my hand but once i put it on my shoulder its fine and if it takes off to fly it cant really fly and looks like the longer feathers on one side are missing also a after it flutters to the ground i notice that it holds that wing up separate from his body for a few minutes and the it will settle it back to normal .
so my question it could be injured and if so will it heal its self and how long will it take should i not take it out of the cage for a while?
also about trying to get it used to my hand so i don't have to chase it around the cage what should i do about that.
i can tell it wants to come out becuase it sits at the corner of the cage pacing back and forth. but then when i stick my hand in the cage it runs.
i might mention that this is a 3 yr old bird and apparently has not much human contact. except to change it food and water. but i felt sorry for it said i would take it do you think it can still be trained?