If a bird has a broken or damaged wing, how is it mended?
A veterinarian looks after the health of animals.
A veterinarian (vet) may use a bandaging tape, that does not stick to the bird’s feathers, to hold an injured wing in place. This is to prevent the wing moving and becoming more damaged.
The wing is kept wrapped in bandaging with the wing in its normal position.
The bird may need the bandage on for 2-4 weeks.
The photographed Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo) has a purple bandage on its broken wing.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM