Clipping my Parakeets wings.. Just have a question.

Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by luvinmychickens, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    I am going to be clipping my Parakeets wings.

    I know how to hold her, and I know that you clip the first 6 feathers, and I know where to clip them. I just need to know, do I clip both? Or just one? I know that with chickens you just clip one. Anybody know? I plan on doing it today, so answers soon would be appreciated! Thanks so much!!!
     
  2. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You clip both.

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  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    Ok, thanks.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  5. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    Quote:Ok thanks
     
  6. Pretty Birdie

    Pretty Birdie Out Of The Brooder

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    The reason you clip both from what I heard I think it's because it throws them off balance if they do try to fly, which could be bad if they start out high, like from your shoulder.
     
  7. AquaEyes

    AquaEyes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Yes, that's basically it. "Cage birds" typically start their flight from high up (i.e. top of cage), while most poultry start from the ground. You clip one wing for poultry because going off-balance from the ground isn't very far to land, but leaping off a cage and unexpectedly curving sharply will cause some damage.
     
  8. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Ohio
    Ok, thanks everyone!!!
     

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