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Old 01-24-2010, 01:00 AM
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My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

With some reluctance, I decided to do it because he was becoming a little bit stubborn (flying away as a form of avoidance) with house training and flying to places he wasn't suppose to (and he know he wasn't suppose to be there). After his wings have been cut, he very resistant to coming out of his cage and will try to bite if you take him out. Once he's out, he's okay.

I decided to take him out and let him socialize with the family by putting him on the family table to see we mean him no harm. I think that session when well but he was very eager to get back into his cage. At least we can start to take him out with us soon.

Any other suggestions to help him through the transition?
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Re: My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

What your describing is common here in my house after their haircuts and pedicures. They cop an attitude before the cut, which is why they need to be cut, then they cop an attitude after their cut. Mainly it's because they were toweled and they really hate that. They are usually fine within a few hours. The conures sometimes takes a little longer. My solution to a quick make-up is food. Food helps overcome anything for my birds!!! Good luck.
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Re: My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

I leave bird grooming to the experts so it is performed correctly and so that Rosie does not get mad at me.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:22 AM
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Re: My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

I have to many to take in to the vet and have clipped, so I do it myself (with help from my daughter). They get mad, but they get over it.
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Re: My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

Did a lot of research on clipping a bird's wings.
Some say clip 4 smaller feathers on one side.
Other's mention clip on both sides.
Many bird book differ, very confusing.
Took Mishka to a vet, was shown how to clip properly. Have been clipping ever since.
Mishka loves a shower, when she is cleaning herself, I lift up her wing and clip.
Then she takes a feather I have clipped, starts playing with it, I then clip the other wing.
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Re: My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

I take the first 7 on both sides. No lift and they glide beautifullly. I don't take but maybe 4 on the lovebird though.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:23 AM
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Re: My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

I think you need to get both side or they won't be balanced when they glide down. I took off #2 to 6. I vaguely remember someone saying not to cut the first feather because it had more veins?
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Re: My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

Nope, same number of vanes, and no veins.

Some people keep the first for looks, though I can't say it looks good to me that way. Keeping to the first and cutting others leaves the first unsupported and exposed and it is much easier for it to get snagged and broken.

You shouldn't cut 'blood feathers' or those still growing. But fully grown feathers are 'dead' structures like our hair and finger nails.
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Re: My concure's mad at me because I clipped his wings.

Hmm. It's been almost seven days since the clipping and my Concure's personality hasn't gone back to his old self. He still wants to hide in the cage and will try an bite if I try to take him out. I use a towel and he then runs out of the cage but will no longer bite. He'll step up and will try to fly back to the cage. I guess he's still feeling a bit insecure and helpless.

One the plus side, he's hasn't made a screech all week (well, not like he did it much before then).
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