Because of its floppy patagium
, a flying squirrel isn't able to run much better on the ground than you can in a sack race.
When a flying squirrel leaps from a tree, it extends its arms and legs outward, stretching the patagium
to act like a parachute or glider wing.
I treated a lovebird with a tail base trauma/ dermatitis and an eclectus parrot with pyoderma of the patagium
Of the 16 birds that had worn a harness, 10 (63%) had superficial soft tissue injury to skin or patagium
or more severe injury, such as remodeling of the distal humerus at the harness cord-wing interface, or pathologic fractures.
The width of the cuff selected was estimated to be 40% of the circumference of the distal humerus with the patagium
compressed (Fig 1).
A malignant melanoma was reported in the left patagium
of a budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus).
Abstract: An adult male prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus) was presented for evaluation and treatment of self-inflicted wounds along the right proximal patagium