Anyone ever seen this? Went hunting last Saturday and we got a rabbit after about 20 min. Traded her off and sent her back up. Hunted another 1 1/2hrs, many hard stoops, but couldn't connect with another one. I called her in with the lure to end the hunt and that's when I noticed the injury. I have NO idea what she could have got hung up on, and never saw her struggle. She did go in a few times where I couldn't see her, but was back in a tree each time before I got there. I'm told it may or may not grow back.
Post by Master Yarak on Jan 27, 2012 23:12:06 GMT -5
Yeah Dave here is the deal. It is just like our nail bed. If the production part was destroyed it wont grow back. That type of trauma is like crushing the toe or closing or pinching it. If the nail got hung up an pulled out it wii grow back. I cannot remember how long it takes, sorry. I think it will grow back. Late spring or summer. If she is not favoring it and because its the small toe I would just keep going like nothing happened. She will. Yarak
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Dave seen it a few times in a rt as well with a TV and a black crown night heron. Like yark said if there was no damage to the nerve or tissue should grow back in time. The nail of the talon is just a sheath
This happened to a Peregrine I was flying a couple of years ago. The quick was sensitive for a while, but didn't seem to upset him too much. We did our best to keep it clean and it grew back. It actually just happened to the Gyr I flew half an hour ago and I was hoping to find more insight as to what more I could do to help it along.