| i have a pair of***atiels,that are having babies for the
| now.and a first for me.
| the male is clipped, and the female is not. Now that they
| babies.2 so far. i am wondering should i clipped or not.
| i asked my friends . the ones that i got the birds from.
| didn't do any good. One friend clipped and the other don't
| myself i rather not clipped at all. but there must be
| clipping, since some people goes for it. so could somebody
else tell me
| what is the best thing to do, please & thank you
The wing clipping issue is always a heated one... from both
personally clip some of my birdies for their own safety, and
some others for
behavioural reasons and others rarely get clipped and some
other never get
Safety: aside from inexperienced, spooked flyers smashing to
injury), we have a house full of birds (from canaries to
macaws) and I know
landing or flying in the wrong cage and it's *chomp!* Also,
when our kids
are here, open doors and windows are always an issue.
Behaviour: We have a few "less than friendly", bossy birds
that if fully
fligthed would not think twice about attacking other
birds/people if given a
Some of our breeders rarely get clipped as they are pretty
much in their
flights all the time. And others, like the canaries or
finches, never get clipped.
Some people will argue that birds are "meant to fly" ... but
they forget to
add "... in their natural habitat, away from cages, etc."
Other people will
argue that their fully flighted birds have never crashed
walls/windows/mirrors ... well, good for them, some other
people do not want
to take that risk.
For the reasons mentioned above, I choose to clip my
birdies. If you can
provide a fully secure environment for your fully flighted
bird, and if your
bird doesn't have any behavioural issues then keep it
flighted. If not, then
a light clip is in order.
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