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Sweet nibblets... #389122 11/13/09 12:48 AM
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I dropped my cell phone on the floor, and thought I had killed my keets. The noise startled them so much they fell off their perches (they have clipped wings) and did a panic dance on the bottom of the cage. I feel so bad! But it was so funny! Sheesh these guys are a riot. As an outsider coming in at the wrong time, you'd think I'd stuck a hungry kitty in the cage!

Also, how longs does it take wings to grow back? And is it possible the wings won't grow back?

Re: Sweet nibblets... [Re: Gustafson] #389124 11/13/09 01:06 AM
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Well their flight feathers will grow back on their next molt. How long it takes depends on each bird.

Re: Sweet nibblets... [Re: BLR] #389131 11/13/09 01:43 AM
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So they don't just grow back like hair does? Their wings were clipped when I adopted them. So I don't have much knowledge on the subject.

Re: Sweet nibblets... [Re: Gustafson] #389149 11/13/09 03:07 AM
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Hair is like a piece of spaghetti, it grows and grows and grows for about 4-7 years and only then does it fall out and start fresh.

Keets need far more sturdy types of feathers to fly around with. So they couldn't do that with a 7 year old feather. Their feathers grow to the right length, stay there in that shape, and then fall out when they start to get worn and a new one starts up smile


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Re: Sweet nibblets... [Re: Lisa Shea] #389202 11/13/09 02:08 PM
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Ahhh poor babies! LOL Sounds like how mine react when someone sneezes.
How long ago did you adopt them? Like BLR said-their flight feathers will grow back with their next molt so it depends on the bird.At first you might notice little pin feathers sticking up on their heads and you'll know they are molting.And when they start growing new flight feathers you'll probably find the old clipped ones in or around their cage.
No worries, they will definitely grow back :)I think both of mine got new flights within around 3 mos or so after being clipped.Do you plan on leaving them flighted when they grow back?




Re: Sweet nibblets... [Re: kksuns] #389207 11/13/09 05:17 PM
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I've had Meeko for 4 months now. And Mooshi I've had for about 1 and a half. I don't know how old they are, but compared to my Sonya, they're little and have longer tail feathers when compared to their body size, so I assume they're younger. So it'll be a while. Alrighty! When they grow back, I plan on leaving them flighted. As long as they don't start getting in trouble. I never had problems with Sonya, so I'm hoping Meeko learned something in her short time with Sonya. lol.

Re: Sweet nibblets... [Re: Gustafson] #389212 11/13/09 05:55 PM
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I don't remember Mooshi! How'd I miss that?! LOL
Got pics? smile




Re: Sweet nibblets... [Re: kksuns] #389236 11/13/09 08:46 PM
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He was the new companion for Meeko after Sonya died. I haven't taken pics of him. I should get on that. lol.

Pee.Ess. Meeko was named after the raccoon in Pocahontas, and Mooshi is short for Mushu from Mulan. lol. I love Disney!

Re: Sweet nibblets... [Re: Gustafson] #389254 11/14/09 03:52 AM
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Nope still don't remember you getting Moosh. Must get pics!! LOL
I remember Sonya... I remember her as being feisty and beautiful smile





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