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Hi, I have a very handsome roo that unfortunately can't stay with me sad.png he has some really bright fire orange feathers that I'd love to be able to have. I was wondering if it's safe to cut them ( I'm not doing anything drastic ). I just wanted your opinions because I definitely don't want to hurt him...
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Hi, I have a very handsome roo that unfortunately can't stay with me sad.png he has some really bright fire orange feathers that I'd love to be able to have. I was wondering if it's safe to cut them ( I'm not doing anything drastic ). I just wanted your opinions because I definitely don't want to hurt him...


Where on his body are the feathers you wish to keep?  Knowing what feathers it is you are interested in will help with the best way to take and preserve them.

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 I want the really orange ones that go a little under his wings :)

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I don't have an answer to your question but would this link on clipping feathers be of any help?

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It should not be a big deal to cut some feathers as long as you don't do anything drastic.

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Don't do it unless you know where to cut because you could cut the blood feathers
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I think it will be fine to cut a few feathers. Just make sure you don't cut any that are growing (the shaft will be filled with blood and will bleed considerably when cut).

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