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Fully Flighted

A bird being "fully flighted" means an owner not trimming a pet bird’s flight feathers, therefore allowing pet birds full flight indoors.

DEFINITION OF FULLY FLIGHTED

Not trimming a bird’s flight feathers, therefore allowing companion birds full flight indoors.

WHAT TO DO

Owners are cautioned that they must be able to keep a bird safe prior to allowing flight inside the house. Therefore, they must have total control over all outside doors and have “parrot-proofed” their home to the best of their ability. Just like any parrot that is out of the cage, fully flighted parrots also need to be supervised at all times.

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Known from experience; my 'babies' are free flighted, but I have learned that the time they are out of the cage needs to be supervised ... they will get into anything AND everything is theirs to play w/
Frank, Summerville, SC
Posted: 6/4/2010 9:34:57 PM
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