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    clipping wings

    how young would you recommend clipping a bird's wings? my babies are about 2 months old, and are super good fliers already. but... i'm not too thrilled about the idea of them accidently flying out the door or something. they'd never make it.

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    Re: clipping wings

    As long as they have learned to fly already than go ahead. If they weren't good flyers I would suggest waiting. Also I would have the vet clip their wings and show you how to do it first and than you could do it yourself[if you planned on doing it yourself after that].

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    Re: clipping wings

    i know how to. i was just wondering when it would be okay to do it. :]

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    Re: clipping wings

    Now should be fine

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    Re: clipping wings

    If they really have learned to fly, then I say that they are ready to have their wings clipped.
    I LOVE COCKATIELS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: clipping wings

    Why clip thier wings because you're too careless to keep a door/window shut?? Would you delibrately confine a child to a wheelchair even if thier natural ability was to walk? Birds FLY!

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    Re: clipping wings

    Quote Originally Posted by Curley View Post
    Why clip thier wings because you're too careless to keep a door/window shut?? Would you delibrately confine a child to a wheelchair even if thier natural ability was to walk? Birds FLY!
    This is true, but accidents do happen. A loud noise can easily spook a cockatiel into flying headfirst into a wall or a window.

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    Re: clipping wings

    Quote Originally Posted by Curley View Post
    Why clip thier wings because you're too careless to keep a door/window shut?? Would you delibrately confine a child to a wheelchair even if thier natural ability was to walk? Birds FLY!
    dude.. chill out. even with their wings clipped, they're not going to live a miserable existance.

    careless you say? unless it's possible for me to walk through walls, i need to open the door to get out. and accidents do happen, so i'd rather be safe than sorry.

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    Re: clipping wings

    And... even with them clipped they still fly. Two of my birds have clipped wings and they still fly, just not as high or as far. Nobody wants to hear about somebodies baby that flew out an open door! Too many sad stories about that on here!

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