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is it a good idea to get wings clipped? #116458 11/25/06 03:17 AM
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Is it a good idea to get the wings clipped for training. if yes then what stores can i get them clipped at and how muchdoes it usually cost.
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Re: is it a good idea to get wings clipped? #116459 11/25/06 05:59 AM
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I don't think you're going to get any agreement on this topic. It's been discussed a lot before, and it's really just a personal choice.

You can get wing clipping done at an avian vet and some pet stores offer it. You'll just have to call around and see who deals with birds and what their rates are.


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Like birdfriend says, it's a personal choice. I'm going to have my birds wings clipped because of the safty issue at my home...two dogs, a cat and sheets or blankets instead of doors. If it wasn't for that I probably wouldn't clip.


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like i said in another post. I just recently got my keet..(snow) and she came with her wings clipped. I am not sure I should continue this act.. I guess we'll see as time goes by.


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That's your choice as the owner, and depends on where and how you live. I do not clip my keets wings, because we have 2 cats. And even though we are very, very, very, very, very, careful to keep the cats away from the bird when she's outside the cage, accidents can happen, and with all her feathers Ophie can rescue herself.

For training, in a cage, they usually can't really fly much more than the cage, and mostly hop around. And they can hop with clipped wings, so it won't make much of a difference.

The vet will clip wings, but I'm not sure how much it is. You can also do it yourself, but I wouldn't try that until your bird is trained.

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The pet shop where I bought my two keets does it, some I'm guessing all pet shops clip wings? I think they charge 2 or 3 dollars to do it there.

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The petshop you buys your keets from should clip their wings for free before you take them home. Noubas wings were clipped but darcys werent and honeslty as soon as nouba's molt finishes and she needs to be clipped I'm taking them both into the vet for a wing clipping. It's impossible to be sure that darcy isnt flying into walls and hurting himself cuz I'm not as fast as he is, I would rather him be where I can see him and I promise, Nouba isn't living a deficcient life because she can only glide...


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Re: is it a good idea to get wings clipped? #116465 12/08/06 09:33 PM
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I keep their wings clipped. While my four are well trained, I still have seen them get spooked by a loud noise or sound from the TV and take off. They aren't able to hurt themselves, then.


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