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When I let Louie out of his cage he will fly right on tip of the ceiling fan. (Its not on) IT is so hard to try to get him down. One time we decided to block of the fan and instead he flew ontop of the dining room cabinet which is the second highest place. I tryed to get him to play on the table but he has to be on the highest place in the room. Its hard to bond with him when he does this.
 

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Well we bought him about a month ago and the owner said they were already clipped and that he wont need them clipped for another 6 months? I was thinking that too. MAybe he didnt actually cut them or didnt do that properly. How do I know when to get his wings clipped?
 

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You can get their wings clipped when they fly to good for you. I do my own so I can clip him as soon as a feather has grown in...but you need to be able to tell a blood feather from a mature feather to be able to do that....when you get your wings clipped at the vet get him/her to show you how and to show you the difference between a blood feather and a mature feather. If he can fly up he is not clipped sufficiently for me. If he flys straight down like a rock it is to much. He needs to be able to fly /glide a short distance without gaining height . He needs to be able to make a somewhat controlled landing .
 

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My Sprout was flying way to well when I brought him home so when i took him to the vet I asked them to clip his feathers, when she went to do it she said they were already clipped but she did take off a little more on the clipped feathers and took shortened one more on each side. he can glide to the ground but thats it and until he is really tamed i plan to keep the wings clipped. Right now he is starting to molt so after that is done we will see what the vets says:eek:
 

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Mr Tibbs isn't clipped we have had him nearly two months now (on the 11th) and he flies up high. We have toyed with the idea of clipping but so far we can't bring ourselves to take him to the vet- I'd feel too mean. He flies up high but we've made it into a game for him he has to fly to his perch and then gets treats once on his perch he will happily sit on your finger and listen to you talking or singing to him. When he's bored he'll go back to his cage and wait for his next flight. He's a confident little chap. He will be 4 month old on 16th so if his behaviour starts becoming too much we will consider the clipping. But for now we love him flying up high, usually the curtain pole, he always comes back down- he hates being left out. Attention, he loves it! Haha! Good luck!
 

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Yea my Oliver's wings have grown in and they arent even all the way in and man that little guy can fly!!!! I think birds also tend to like high places, I know my conure is content from his hanging swing that in the ceiling. He likes to observe!! = )
 

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Awwww they love it. We bought Mr T this new toy which we have bolted to the ceiling and have it hanging down above his play gym and for now he doesn't really go up on the curtain pole (2 weeks now)- he's far too content trying to play with his toys. He's like a new bird- although I'm sure he was humping one of them the other day haha he gets very possessive over this certain toy- we've begun to hide it before we take him out because he lunges at you if you go near while he's with it. The little sod.
 
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