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Old 02-08-2020, 10:33 PM   #31
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My personal opinion is... if you clip a bird's wings, it takes away their choice to fly away. If they don't have that choice of fight or flight... then, they have to fight. I've gotten 2 birds, now, with clipped wings. My parrotlet, Kiwi, chose to fight. She bit me bloody until her wings grew back, and she had the choice of flight. Then, she became a delight. My new conure, arrived with wings that were accidentally clipped, even thought I asked that this not be done. My new conure (Tika) is a completely "broken" bird. This was really hard on her self confidence, and she knows she doesn't have the choice. It's very sad.
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My personal opinion is... if you clip a bird's wings, it takes away their choice to fly away. If they don't have that choice of fight or flight... then, they have to fight. I've gotten 2 birds, now, with clipped wings. My parrotlet, Kiwi, chose to fight. She bit me bloody until her wings grew back, and she had the choice of flight. Then, she became a delight. My new conure, arrived with wings that were accidentally clipped, even thought I asked that this not be done. My new conure (Tika) is a completely "broken" bird. This was really hard on her self confidence, and she knows she doesn't have the choice. It's very sad.
That is JUST my opinion.
Your opinion is worth gold! I hear you! I think you can do a good job with Tika because of all the things you went through with Kiwi. I enjoy reading your words because you are honest and you do not cut down other people's opinions. I have seen members cut down professionally given advice in here and this saddens me to no end. You have realized this is an opinion forum and your opinion counts more than mine!



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Old 02-09-2020, 10:28 AM   #33
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My personal opinion is... if you clip a bird's wings, it takes away their choice to fly away. If they don't have that choice of fight or flight... then, they have to fight. I've gotten 2 birds, now, with clipped wings. My parrotlet, Kiwi, chose to fight. She bit me bloody until her wings grew back, and she had the choice of flight. Then, she became a delight. My new conure, arrived with wings that were accidentally clipped, even thought I asked that this not be done. My new conure (Tika) is a completely "broken" bird. This was really hard on her self confidence, and she knows she doesn't have the choice. It's very sad.
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My Huey had his wings clipped because of his behavior issues. Once clipped Huey became nicer. He was never a good flier. I think he has vision issues and that is what makes him nasty at times. He can now fly but he chooses to walk or run. I do love when a bird flies around and lands gracefully. That was never my boy. He was so close but crashed.

I am not aware of anyone on this forum who is an expert, we are all people with opinions, I personally love to hear everyones opinions. It always amazes me to see so many different opinions and or suggestions when someone has a question or an issue. Sometimes the best advise I hear is from a newbie who has a different take on an issue.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:10 PM   #34
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"Evil to his core" LOL Hahaha so funny but your husband is right. If they were the size of a Pterosaurs he would eat you and your husband! Good thing that they are an ounce of fluff. I have never had a parrotlet that bit me for very long. Thy go through stages of power trips and their bites did not phase me enough to make a difference so they would eventually stop. I am very hands on and affectionate with the animals and birds so they will stop biting when they get enough interaction and attention. Did anything change in his cage? .. they don't like change ..my most beloved friend Huck would stare down anything new in his territory and do the cobra dance. Huck made life easier for me to figure out ..I miss him so much . If you ever reply back to me I never get any messages from anyone on this site no matter what effort I put out so I think that I must have a deficit in my setup or everyone hates me ..whatever it is good luck with your baby ..it will stop biting .sing songs and dance for him and he will never bite again
Haha "cobra dance" that is very descriptive. And stages of power trips is right. I think I was inadvertantly encouraging nesting by allowing him to inhabit the pantry and play in there. I didn't realize he'd turned it into a nest. Now that I do I should have known it was so obvious. Literally sitting in little boxes he'd find and fluff up. He's so much nicer now that the closet is shut off to him.

Also, what a strange thing to think, that somehow everyone in an online forum would hate you and thus ignore you. Just keep quoting people when you reply to their posts and you'll make friends. You probably have already and don't realize it. People are SO much nicer in here than I've seen anywhere else. People be crazy out there and really flame each other over the tiniest things on other forums and groups. I was seriously expecting backlash over the thought of wing clipping. Many people out there have said things like, "You don't deserve to own a bird if you consider wing clipping." They are INTENSE. Anyways.. does your p-let have an instagram? Mine is joey.t.parrotlet if you do and want to follow each other.
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Old 02-10-2020, 05:40 AM   #35
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"Evil to his core" LOL Hahaha so funny but your husband is right. If they were the size of a Pterosaurs he would eat you and your husband! Good thing that they are an ounce of fluff. I have never had a parrotlet that bit me for very long. Thy go through stages of power trips and their bites did not phase me enough to make a difference so they would eventually stop. I am very hands on and affectionate with the animals and birds so they will stop biting when they get enough interaction and attention. Did anything change in his cage? .. they don't like change ..my most beloved friend Huck would stare down anything new in his territory and do the cobra dance. Huck made life easier for me to figure out ..I miss him so much . If you ever reply back to me I never get any messages from anyone on this site no matter what effort I put out so I think that I must have a deficit in my setup or everyone hates me ..whatever it is good luck with your baby ..it will stop biting .sing songs and dance for him and he will never bite again
I can't believe you would think that! Especially because you have been around here a long time, and even though you have few posts I always recognize you and think "hey it's littlehuck!" And im glad to see you posting.
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Easy folks, we are all good people here trying to find our way with our little feathered monsters. Difference of opinions are not personal attacks or reflections on individuals.

I have been a bird enthusiast for 7 years now. I have studied avian practices around the world and they vary quite a bit in different regions and cultures. What one group does seems to be barbaric to others. But still all do it in the interest of their flocks.
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Everyone please take note: The moderators are not going to allow arguing back and forth between members who disagree with each other on the public forum.
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Everyone needs to consider the tone and content of their posts and be kind to one another when voicing oppinions and making suggestions.
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Old 02-16-2020, 01:51 AM   #38
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My Bentley was such a strong flier he could fly with his wings clipped. It had nothing to do with his behavior. When he went through puberty, I just kept working with him and telling him nice kisses. His "hard" bites didn't last too long. I sure miss my little guy.
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