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Old 10-29-2012, 08:16 PM
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I really have to disagree with the second reason being unclipped wings. Really, all the reasons she listed were owner negligence.

A clipped bird can still definitely
a) jump into boiling water
b) jump up into a ceiling fan
c) fly with a gust of wind
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Quote: Originally Posted by khaiqha View Post
I really have to disagree with the second reason being unclipped wings. Really, all the reasons she listed were owner negligence.

A clipped bird can still definitely
a) jump into boiling water
b) jump up into a ceiling fan
c) fly with a gust of wind
I know someone who had a bird with clipped wings. He didn't realize that the bird could still fly up to the ceiling. The ceiling fan was on one day and the bird flew into it. He said watching his little bird die in his hands was the most painful thing he'd ever experienced.

I understand there are pros and cons for clipping, but I have heard them all; I am one of those people who are believe that clipping is BAD, and nobody will ever change my mind about that.
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Re: Top 10 hazards for companion birds

I may not own a parrot an a parrot but I researched before, hazards to your birds
that you may not know(In fact I got the link from this forums But I forget)

She basically lists everything the site said Except for if the cages bars are to big and the bird can get its head stuck(I think she said that or said that other animals will attack the bird in the cage if the bars are too large)
And to watch out for holes in toys as well as that too can get a birds head stuck into into it. I heard to help with bacterial build up you can have Mutiple open water bowls and disinfect the water bowl that has Bactria on it then use your replacement water bowls and wait for the one you disinfected to be safe again(then you have to clean the replacement bowls!)

Another comment is unclipped birds, I mean uncliped birds usually will have more exercise but as she said windows,mirrors ceiling fans are fatal to your bird. Clipped birds have pros and cons and so do unclipped birds. I suppose weather you should clip or not should depend on your experience and your house environment.

Anyways I hope your feathered friends are safe and happy!
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Re: Top 10 hazards for companion birds

Quote: Originally Posted by BeakersBro View Post
Quote: Originally Posted by khaiqha View Post
I really have to disagree with the second reason being unclipped wings. Really, all the reasons she listed were owner negligence.

A clipped bird can still definitely
a) jump into boiling water
b) jump up into a ceiling fan
c) fly with a gust of wind
I know someone who had a bird with clipped wings. He didn't realize that the bird could still fly up to the ceiling. The ceiling fan was on one day and the bird flew into it. He said watching his little bird die in his hands was the most painful thing he'd ever experienced.

I understand there are pros and cons for clipping, but I have heard them all; I am one of those people who are believe that clipping is BAD, and nobody will ever change my mind about that.
I may not own a parrot but at birdtricks.com they said that unclipped birds do have better health and it is stimulating for their brain as well. They also said to never have your fan on while your with your bird or if your bird can fly to you(Always supervise your birds clipped or not!) They recommend not clipping your bird but they said it is okay to clip their wings Temporally for a new flock member to get used to the environment and for better training.Then they grow back and now you have to do flight training Yea I agree that it is better for your bird to be unclipped but be prepared to be supervising your bird all the time.
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