My beautiful sunconure can not fly
by Linda aka Erkie
(Clovis, New Mexico)
I got a sunconure from a rescue site and have had her for about 8 months now...She has this habit of 'shuttering' her wings...it is really hard to describe...but I was told about a month ago that some people will break the wings of their birds so they don't fly around their house. I also have a quaker parrot who had befriended the sunconure.
They were in seperate cages (the super large ones)One day Mr. P (the Quaker) flew over and spent the whole day with Zuma (the sunconure)...Ever since that time, they have to be together..which is great since she can't fly.
I guess my biggest concern is whether or not there is anything that could be done to fix her wings. I have never seen her stretch her wings out like my other birds..all she does is to shutter them like she is cold.
We live in an extremely small town and the closest avian doctor is about 300 miles away. I feel so sad that I can't do anything for her.
Does anyone have any ideas? I would be most greatful...