Wing clipping

by Lisa
(Louisiana )

Will you tramatize your bird if you clip it's wings after it learns to fly

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Feb 15, 2013
Wing clipping
by: Linda

No, you will not traumatize your bird by clipping its wings if it is done correctly. If you've not done this before, take bird to an Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area and have them show you how to do it correctly. Only the 4-6 Primary Flight feathers need to be trimmed. These are the long feathers at the ends of each wing. If wings are cut higher, bird will be in chronic pain and fall like a rock and be injured.This will cause physical and emotional trauma, so have wings done correctly. Tell avian vet to cut only the lower level of feathers and make sure they understand. Do not take bird to pet store because more times than not, they have no idea of how to clip a bird's wings. Take no chances where your bird's health and well being are concerned.

Be sure to watch out for this bird once its wings are clipped. You will need to be there to make sure bird is not hurt trying to fly. A room clear of furniture and other obstacles would be the best place for him to learn he can no longer fly so he is safe. Once he learns his limitations, he'll still need watching but not as critical as the beginning.With the 4-6 primary flight feathers trimmed, he will be able to glide down to floor and not fall like a rock and be hurt. Birds can still run into things on the downward plunge, so please keep an eye on him when he's out of cage.

Linda

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