Posted 25 January 2012 - 08:38 PM
Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:48 PM
I would advise you, if your taking Sammy outside, I would either clip the wings or make sure he know the recall training. This is when your Macaw comes to you on command and no matter what is going on around them.
I wish the best for you on this matter but if i were you, I would stop this practice until I have checked with an Aviary Vet. Best of luck Joe
Neleno Green Winged Macaw 2 year old[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Posted 25 January 2012 - 11:37 PM
by the way, about the wing taping, it is usually done for racing pigeon. when we just acquire the new adult pigeon, usually we will tape the wing for about 1 week to one month before we let them fly(pigeons are usually let loose and fly around outdoor, and they can come back to the house at night as they have a very strong homing instinct. ) however, i heve never heard about taping the wing for parrot as they tend to chew the tape. however, it can be better then clipping as you dont have to wait for the wing to regrow. may be just be sure to use the tape that is not poisonous for the bird.
and, weather you are going to clip or not, i really suggest you to recall train sammy. let him learn to see when you want him to come to you.
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:26 AM
We can have the argument anywhere thanks, unless OP decides and asks for no more advice on the subject. What do you want? "All pro clipping resume posting, anti clipping please keep quiet"?
The taping... well I've never heard of it before this either lol! Doesn't it damage the feathers? Personally... disagrees. In terms of safety it's worse than clipping (if I'm thinking about it right!). But thats only my initial thoughts! Still mulling this over - I don't think I understand!
Posted 26 January 2012 - 12:39 AM
when accident happen, the bird might try to reach you when you call him.
i have experiences wing taping on pigeon, but not parrot. if it really work, it will be good for the bird as we dont have to wait for the wing to molt out
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