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Old 08-14-2019, 02:00 PM
Sunny Mason Monkeybird Sun Conure (hatched 9-2018); & a pair-o-keets: MISTER Jefferson the Watchbudgie (Green Stripey) and Miss Calliope the Housekeeping Albino Acrobat (both Budgies appx Nov or Dec 2
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Question How Long till She Flies?

When I got my Sunny in Mid-March she had been clipped pretty drastically. At that point she was mostly green on her back & wings.
A lot of her feathers have changed to yellow since then, and when she jumps she flutters Ė straight down, but fluttersórather than falling like a stone.
But sheís still really not even gliding, much less getting lift.

Iíve had the budgies clipped twice already in that time and, based on Jeffersonís avowed determination to fly, might need to get them clipped again soon. The second clipping was partly necessitated by the budgies Flying Inside their Cage -(NOT merely wing-assisted jumps)- which is definitely too small for such activity.

And this is why Iím wondering when Sunny will fly. Her cage right now is Perfect for her. It is reasonably large, and itís tall. It has two platforms to catch her when she falls. (She falls occasionally, although less than at first, due to a bum claw.) She only uses the top two-thirds of the cage. Iíve been looking at a larger cage that would be really nice but it does Not have platforms. Which, at this point she still needs.

Sunnyís cage would also be perfect for 2 Flying Budgies. Several times I almost ordered a duplicate for them. But, Iím not sure if Sunnyís cage will be sufficient once she starts flying. It Might be, in which case I will need a second cage, of the same type, for the budgies. But on the other hand, once she flies, she should be able to catch herself if she falls, right? And at that point, she may need more wingspace to move around. This is why Iíve been looking at the larger, more expensive, platform-less cage for Sunny. IF I get her a larger cage, then the budgies can just have Sunnyís current cage. It would be perfect for the both of them.

But until they have a larger cage to move into I will need to keep the budgies clipped. So Iím starting to wonder when I can expect Sunny to fly. I got her in March, and she came Very clipped, and she will be a year old in late September. Shouldnít she be flying soon?
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