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Message #6586. This is a followup to #6547.

Name:yogureta
Date:Friday November 2, 2007 6:40:40 pm MDT
Subject:Re: Nanday Conure Parrot
Message: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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