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yogureta wrote: > Doesnt this sound a lil bit absurd to you > "My bird flies too much" > ...???? > ("Hurry, Clip its wings!!" even more so...) > > Carole J wrote: > > Carole J wrote: > > > Rosemary southard wrote: > > > > Hello: i would like some advice on my nanday conure parrot. His > > > name > > > > is sweetie. He is 23 weeks old. very loving parrot. the instant > > he > > > is > > > > taken out of the cage, he goes flying. He always comes back to > > me, > > > but > > > > he just likes to fly too much. i constantly pay attention to > him > > > and a > > > > good diet every day,when he is out of the cage when he flyes > > back > > > to > > > > me he loves being on me but without warning he flyes. is there > > any > > > > advice to calm him down to where he does not fly so much?? any > > > advice > > > > would be welcome. thanks > > > The only thing I could suggest is to clip his wings or get them > > > clipped by a professional at an avian veterinarian's office. Here > > is > > > just an interesting story for you. My Nanday took off out the > door > > of > > > my townhouse last Thursday and circled all the way around the > > building > > > and came back to my screen door and clung to it until I ran over > > to > > > him and picked him up in my hands to secure his wings until I > > could > > > promptly get him back inside. Boy was I lucky. I thought for sure > > he > > > was a gonner! My heart instantly sank to the ground when he did > > this. > > > I thought I would never see him ever again. I instantly clipped > > his > > > wings (by the way, he still is able to fly quite well with them > > > clipped) but I think it took some of the wind out of his sails. I > > > just can't chance him getting away like that again. If you do > > decide > > > to clip your bird's wings yourself, only clip about the first > > outside > > > 4 or 5 feathers, and don't clip into the covert feathers (the > > smaller > > > ones) above the big wing feathers. I just use a regular scissor > > and > > > make sure none of those flight feathers are blood feathers. > > > > P.S. I wrap him up in a small hand towel to confine him when I do > > this and either lay him down on his back in my lap or have my > husband > > hold him while I take one wing out, clip, and then do the other one.
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