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Wing Clipping Regrets?

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Would you take back a wing clipping?

Yes, I wish I didn't clip that time
6
23%
No, clipping was the right decision
2
8%
Clipping was necessary then but not any more
4
15%
Never clipped and never regretted it
14
54%
 
Total votes : 26

Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby Michael » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:34 pm

In retrospect, do you ever wish you could go back and undo a wing clipping? Do you wish you could go back and do a wing clipping when it wasn't done? Are there reasons you regret having a wing clipping or lack of one? Or have you done/not done a clipping and stand by your decision some time later?
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby Cage Cleaner » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:15 pm

Where's the option for I've never clipped? :P
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby Bobioden » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:24 pm

My GCC came clipped, so I didn't have an option. We have totally bonded so I am letting his wings grow out and see how he handles them.

My flighted Scarlet Chested Parakeet flew out the window, never to be seen again.
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby dohcsvt » Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:36 pm

Mine are starting to grow in. I had a situation with the sun ending up in a tree in the back yard and I clipped them both that night. But later determined that I should not clip them and it was my fault, thankfully I was able to get my little guy back.
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby HungryBird » Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:35 am

I've never clipped their wings but Malachite came already clipped by his previous owner. I couldn't wait for his flight feathers to grow back. I do not plan on clipping my current birds or any future birds.
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby liz » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:18 am

Bob - have you since put screens on your windows?
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby chapter » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi got my canure pre clipped.Now how long will it take him to get his flying feathers.Chapter is 3 months old. Thanks
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby liz » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:28 pm

Cage Cleaner wrote:Where's the option for I've never clipped? :P



The last one - never clipped never regreted
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby ParrotsForLife » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:21 pm

I clipped Mango's wings because I thought it would help with taming but I really regret it and I think he would probably make better progress flighted.Mango is a plum headed parakeet and the rest of my birds are all flighted.
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Re: Wing Clipping Regrets?

Postby ParrotsForLife » Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:21 pm

And I see you took my advice only its not a video lol :senegal: :cape:
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