Clipped or Flighted
Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:20 AM
Mine is flighted.
Both clipped and flighted have their pros and cons, I think it depends on the bird, the living situation, the owner's preference, etc.
When I had Zellkai he was usually clipped, although I would leave him flighted for a few weeks (which during that time he caused lots of danger to himself). His attitude and the things he did didn't change whether he was clipped or flighted.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 05:59 PM
We are moving in a month though and I have no plans to clip again.
Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:18 PM
Marvin, Captain, Erma are fully-flighted.
Dewey and Keeva are short clipped, so they can glide with hitting the ground with a "thud."
Juno will be and stay flighted after she molts. She came to me flighted and had to clip her to catch her silly little butt. Now that we have all made friends and she is familiar with the house, we will let her fly again.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:21 PM
A few of mine aren't necessarily clipped, but are plucked and so can't fly. (actually...that's just Hobbit- Touche is just old and doesn't want to). Sadie seems unaware she can fly. Micah is growing out of clip and still just flutters. Mars flies well. And ZOEY...well, the airforce better never decide to draft parrots- Zoey has experience in guerrilla warfare.
My Yellow Collared is a plucker and she flies great from room to room and lands perfectly... just where she wants to.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 03:03 AM
Sammy will fly to me and to his cage when I say "Go Home." But he dos not fly around obnxiously.
The two new greys are of course flighted.
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tune
Without the words,
And never stops at all.
By Emily Dickinson
Thank you Teresa for the beautiful Siggie!
Posted 02 February 2010 - 04:46 PM
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:07 AM
Posted 08 November 2011 - 04:16 AM
To fly around in the wild, in their natural habitat as native animals, is great. To fly in the house or in nonnative habitats isn't.
Also, she gets meds twice a day. I'm not chasing her around my room and trying to grab her from the top of the window curtains every day. I also don't want Daisy to keep flying onto my bookshelves and chewing things up despite my telling her No.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 09:15 PM
My Meyer's is flighted. I let her grow her feathers out because she struggled to fly when she came clipped from the bird rescue. She is a wonderful flier and is much happier for it. Yes, she was mischevious and kind of a devil at first, but they do learn where they can perch and where they can't, and will behave if they have appropriate landing "stations" like a play tree.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 01:22 AM
Posted 14 December 2011 - 02:53 PM
Once I have a HOUSE, we can modify it so it's OK for a flighted bird. But that won't likely be for a number of years. I'd love to flight my birds, but I don't think we're currently safe in doing so where we are at.
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