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Postby parrotlover » Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:43 pm

I see that Kili is clipped on your wing raising trick. Does she have troubles flying to perches soemtimes or no? If not will a clipped Parakeet be able to do the same things he does with no problems; or will there be problems like being scared or hesitant?
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Re: Kili

Postby Michael » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:23 am

Kili was clipped when I bought her but never since. She's missing a bunch of feathers on one wing though because of complications resultant from clipping. She flies fine despite her handicap but never as good of a flier as one that never was clipped.
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Re: Kili

Postby parrotlover » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:22 am

Ah OK so if I get a Parakeet that is clipped it should fly right?
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Re: Kili

Postby Michael » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:24 am

The point of clipping is so that it can't fly.
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Re: Kili

Postby parrotlover » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:31 am

Hmmm but I want it to be able to fly... :flapping:
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Re: Kili

Postby HungryBird » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:26 pm

You don't have to clip them if you don't want to! Your bird would probably prefer it if you didn't. Mine are not clipped, except Malachite, who was clipped by a previous owner.
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Re: Kili

Postby liz » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:37 pm

Poor Rambo is a pedestrian probably because of a bad clipping. He looks like :amazon: walking through the house.
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Re: Kili

Postby zazanomore » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:53 am

Michael wrote:The point of clipping is so that it can't fly.


Not that they can't fly, but that they're flying capabilities are limited.

parrotlover wrote:Ah OK so if I get a Parakeet that is clipped it should fly right? :budgie:


If it is a proper clip, then the budgie will be able to fly short distances, but will not have very good lift, and will glide to the ground.

Most pet stores and breeders will clip budgie wings. They will grow back.

I highly suggest letting the wings grow out. You will have a happier and more confident bird.
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Re: Kili

Postby parrotlover » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:36 pm

OK Thanks! and hey Zaza can you PM me please?
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