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Date:8/21/2014 11:03:59 AM
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HI MAYO, DANDY & MARIGOLD!!!
Thanks for the vote...Appreciate it...V4U.....Today I will be talking about "Clipping your cockatiel's wing"...Wing-clipping does not prevent the cockatiel from flying and is quite painless if carried out properly. It simply takes some of the power away, so that a collision with a window, for example, is less likely to have fatal consequences. Cockatiels, unlike many other pet parrots are relatively fast fliers and more likely to injure themselves in a collision.If you do decide to clip the flight feathers, you will need a pair of sharp scissors and a assistant to hold the bird for you.The thrust in flight comes from the long flight feathers, which are clearly visible when the wing is held open. Cut carefully in a straight line across the flight feathers, at the base of the feather vane, just before this narrows to join the shaft. In this way, there is no risk of bleeding;if you cut down across the shaft, you could cause hemorrhaging. The outermost two flight feathers are often left intact, so that the appearance of the wing is not affected when the wing is closed.This may sound like a rather drastic step, but it can actually save your pet from injury while it becomes used to its new surroundings. Once the cockatiel is tame,you may decide that wing-clipping is no longer necessary...."HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL THE MOMS".....Have a nice day...With birdie wing hugs...Sam :o)
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