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    I am thinking about letting my caiques become fully flighted. Has anyone ever done this with a bird after clipping since fledging?

    After I posted this, I found the following article. It specifically addresses teaching a previously clipped caique (who are not strong flyers to start with) to fly. The same technicque would work for any species.

    http://www.freeflight-usa.com/flightschool.html
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    Re: fully flighted

    Thank you, Maggie! I will read that article. I am in the process of flight-training my birds, who have been clipped since fledging. It's slow going, but they learn fast at the same time. The trouble is finding time to really work with them. There's one on this forum that I found useful, too:

    http://www.tailfeathersnetwork.com/b...httraining.php

    OK side note: I just read that article and it was really good! I am going to try this! My birds only know how to fly to their cages so far...
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    Thanks for the link, Jojo. It will be a while before they will feathers will be fully grown in but I think I will start soon getting them used to the idea of flight.

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    Re: fully flighted

    Mine only have about 1/2 their flight feathers back yet, but they're getting pretty good. I figure, if they can't reach those neck-breaking speeds while they're learning, so much the better. I'm hoping by the time they fully grow in, they'll have enough coordination to not hurt themselves...

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