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Hello!

My cockatiel Amelia flew pretty hard into a window about an hour ago. She seemed stunned but okay initially - breathing heavy and had lost quite a few fluffy little feathers. I've been sitting with her and she has been preening herself. She can walk, fly, and eat.

BUT, I have noticed that her bite is much weaker than usual and she is falling asleep on my shoulder, which she never does. I whistle or talk to wake her up but she begins to doze off again pretty quickly.

Like I said, she has control of her legs and wings as normal and there is no blood. What else can I check for? Is she just taking some time to recuperate?

I can't help but be very worried about her. I have had her for about 8 years and have not had this happen before.

Thanks for any help or advice you can provide.
 

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Hi there and welcome to the forum.

If she is acting strangely and has not recovered by now then you should get her checked out by an avian vet.
 

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Thanks for your responses!

I put her back in her cage that night and she was eating, drinking, and climbing as normal and since it was a Sunday I opted not to take her to the vet.

She has seemed fine this week, but I am now noticing that she is losing the red blush feathers around her left ear hole. Could this be a sign of stress? Or maybe she damaged them when she flew into the window? She lets me pet and rub her ear and does not seem sensitive to touch.
 

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She could have damaged the feathers. Is there a bald spot? They should regrow just fine.
 

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Yes, it's turning into a small bald spot around her ear. Almost all of her blush on that side is gone. Do you think it's just a result of the crash?
 

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Probably. There's no blood or wound? If not, it should be okay.
 
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