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Chris S. asks,
Is it okay to clip a parrotlets wings???
You can clip ANY bird’s wings. But it is best to have a good reason for it.
If the bird is new to you and your home and you are trying to get the new bird to learn where his cage is and settle in, and/or also trying to bond with a new baby bird.
Just as the name implies, this is a series of quick and easy ways to help your birds stay happy and healthy around the clock.
This is a series of short but incisive ideas you can apply today bringing you closer to bird care nirvana.
The number of things necessary to provide foraging enrichment for your birds can be found in a series of quick and simple ideas.
Lisa N. wrote:
Hi, Catherine hope all is well.
We have been really busy my son is moving to his new home in a few weeks and working a lot of hours so we taking care of his 2 parakeets.
Ricky is older than Kiwi.
When we take them out of the cages for exercise little Kiwi will chase after Ricky and Ricky just wants to do his own thing and trying to get him back in the cage is very difficult my son.
He says Kiwi is always like that but I thought the parakeets got along.
And thanks for your contributions to this often difficult topic.
Yes, it is true that flighted birds may have accidents, which some folks may attribute to their being flighted.
But then birds whose flight has been impaired also have accidents due to flight impairment.
Clipped birds are vulnerable to death during escape from cats, dogs and being run down by vehicles.
Good Morning, I am rescuing 2 abused Amazon parrots – Male / Female.
Both have 1 broken wing and cannot fly.
Female about 4-5 years old).
The male (about 15 yrs) picks the top of this wing and has scabs – not healed – what can I do to promote healing?
From my observation, both birds are under extreme stress.
Please let me know what I can apply topically to prevent further picking and plucking.
Chris T. relates,
My 2 birds are not repelling some of the water.
I’m not sure how to state this but the water would bead up and not get completely wet.
After bathing could fly.
Now they are completely wet and cannot fly.
I am wondering if they have a vitamin deficiency, or it can just be age?
My buddy flew into the window yesterday twice and all the feathers fell out as you can see (above).
I figured that’s where he hit the window.
He was stunned and still for several hours on my lap.
Today he seems fine.
Will those feathers grow back?
Anything I should watch for?
My husband and I debate constantly about flighted vs wing-clipped birds.