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Old 06-21-2012, 10:44 PM
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Wing clipping feathers

Hi, I haven't had a chance to trim my sons wings so i did it, I trimmed the first 5 feathers do i do 5 or how many?
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:04 PM
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Re: Wing clipping feathers

erik, just test fly him. He should be easily able to glide to the floor & land on both feet.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:39 AM
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Re: Wing clipping feathers

I've read that you can do just three, as long as they're cut the same length, and the bird can't fly but it can land just fine.
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Re: Wing clipping feathers

I cut 4 at an anfle across the last flight feathers, he can fly from point to point ok, he cant really climb to well though, more level flight and going down. He prefers now not to fly and instead calls until someone goes and gets him, flight is a last resort. In my mind thats perfect, he 'can' fly but chooses not too...
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:41 AM
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Re: Wing clipping feathers

Make sure u clip the flight feathers and not top feathers. It can be tricky sometimes
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