Wild rainbow lorikeet injured
(Sydney nsw Australia)
A wild rainbow lorikeet somehow had its tail feathers out so it isnt able to fly, just half takes off and lands again. i was alearted to it because my dog went for it and my dog being gentle didnt harm it just tried to sniff it but it was able to get right up to it with out the bird flying away.
will these tail feathers grow back? is it worth me keeping it in a cage and feeding it till they grow back? being wild it hates being in the cage. it is eating fruit and also pollen from my back yard from the tree that its family is nesting in.
(i asume their its family as they keep flying up to the cage when its outside and there is now only 3 flying out of the tree when there use to be four)