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RE: wing clipping?

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Posted by: PHIggysbirds at Fri Jun 27 17:38:44 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHIggysbirds ]  
   

I actually think that would be a great idea. You may find that after several times of clipping that your bird is tame and stays tame even after the wings have grown back in and either way they can enjoy flying around for a bit before getting them clipped again. Make sure your groomer does know how to trim bird wings and ask that just the first several flight feathers ber trimmed off, not all the flight feathers. This way your bird can still glide to the ground if startled and won't be crash landing because they are used to flying around. With larger birds they sometimes only trim the first 3-5 feathers, on smaller birds they may need to trim more but this way they can't actually fly but are less likely to get hurt.

Good luck and let us know how soon they calm after getting clipped. It shouldn't take as long as it did in the first place and I haven't really noticed them acting depressed they just start climbing a lot more again which seems to keep tem just as entertained.


   

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