wing cliping

Hi, we were just given two Yellow Sided Conures. They have the wings clipped already, so they can't fly right now, but we would like to know; how do you clip the wings, so they can't fly, and how often does it need to be done??? Please e-mail me back at amante63 at , Thank you, Cary & Myrna

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May 15, 2008
Clipping wings
by: Tracie

I am sorry, but I thought I and someone else already answered your question a while back, but I don't see our responses.

Wing clipping should be done by a breeder or someone with experience. If you want to learn to do this, then get someone with experience to teach you.

If you do it wrong, you can cut a blood feather and the bird could bleed to death if you do not know what to do, besides the fact that you will hurt the bird! You could make the bird not trust you and ruin your relationship.

If you hold the bird too tightly, you can crush their hollow bones. You need to be shown how to hold the bird properly by someone with experience.

The birds wings will have to be clipped when they have to be clipped. There is not a time period with my birds. I clipped one of my bird's wings last week and had to do them again tonight because another couple of feathers on each wing grew in and she took flight.

May 07, 2008
wing cliping
by: Lori/Texas

If you have never done it, don't. It's best to let a professional do it. Or at least show you how. I sometimes clip my cockatiels wings but my sun conure has a bloodfeather. If cliped he could bleed out quickly. Besides he hates being toweled and really fights it.

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