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Old 08-21-2007, 01:27 AM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

He is meant to be just out of the nest.
He is young and cheeky.
Doesn't like to sit on our hand.
Not scared but prefers to be back in his cage, so he often flies off and hits the floor with a thud.
I will keep at it.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:31 AM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

Quote: Originally Posted by Redballoon View Post
He is meant to be just out of the nest.
He is young and cheeky.
Doesn't like to sit on our hand.
Not scared but prefers to be back in his cage, so he often flies off and hits the floor with a thud.
I will keep at it.
Are his wings clipped? Because if they are i should warn you now they you will have no luck until he reaches his next molt and he gets them back.
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:44 AM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

He has one of his wings clipped.
that's why he keeps hitting the floor when he tries to fly away from us.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:10 AM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

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He has one of his wings clipped.
that's why he keeps hitting the floor when he tries to fly away from us.
Clip the other, or get a vet or someone who knows how if you dont know how to clip the other. It's dangerous to only have only one clipped.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:24 AM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

I agree with your there Meghan, I believe at that age they should not be clipped as they are still learning to fly. If they are to be clipped, at least if both are done they can glide/jump in a straight line without going in circles and crashing.

One of my clients at work is a small pet vet, obviously specializing in cats and dogs. Her theory for one wing clipping is so they cant learn to fly with clipped wings.

Personally, I'm happy for a fully flighted budgie. It keeps her fit and healthy. Birds, esp the lil ones, don't have high chances of surviving in the wild. At least if Pete gets out, she can outfly a cats pounce.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:45 AM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

I have to agree with the masses on this one ... it's not a good idea to leave one wing clipped and not the other ... birds can hurt themselves even worse than if they didn't have any feathers clipped at all ...

Get the clip evened out ... on the small guys leaving the outer 4 flight feathers (and clipping the other 6) is more than enough to keep them safe should they fall from a perch or some where else. This will also allow SOME flight and mobility
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:56 AM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

Never heard of a one wing clip before Bad idea.

Quote: Originally Posted by meghanxx4 View Post
Are his wings clipped? Because if they are i should warn you now they you will have no luck until he reaches his next molt and he gets them back.
I'm working on only a few sips of coffee, but what do you mean Megan -- "you will have no luck"? My babies have always been clipped and it facilitated the step-up, play, learning, bonding phases.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:16 AM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

We went ove the whole one wing clipped thing with Red before... he has Skippa clipped like that to I think

and I also agree with it not being right, as does my vet
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Old 08-21-2007, 01:52 PM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

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Never heard of a one wing clip before Bad idea.



I'm working on only a few sips of coffee, but what do you mean Megan -- "you will have no luck"? My babies have always been clipped and it facilitated the step-up, play, learning, bonding phases.
He will have no luck in teaching/training his bird to fly if they're clipped.
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Old 08-21-2007, 02:02 PM
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Re: Unexpectadly out of my depth,..

Quote: Originally Posted by meghanxx4 View Post
He will have no luck in teaching/training his bird to fly if they're clipped.
ah! Like I said, I'd only had less than a few sips of java in my system! LOL
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