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londonjimmy

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Starting to fly
« on: May 09, 2015, 10:34:50 AM »

Hey
When I bought my grey he had clipped wings. It's taken about 18 months but they have now all completely grown back. I did think that having this done so early in life he would never fly. He has taken a flew fluttery leaps off his cage but last night he took off and flew across the room.
I now need to think about my living room and any dangers for him while flying around and wonder if anyone has any tips for me of if any of you have had close calls that I can learn from.
He landed on the budgie cage and terrified them so they will need to be moved for starters. Plus any valuable breakables. I guess keeping the curtains closed might be a good idea too.


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Re: Starting to fly
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2015, 11:17:25 AM »

Yeah beware of windows or large mirrors that he may crash into probably best to shut your blinds or curtains when he comes out, and your right to move the little budgies out of harms way.
Do you know if he ever learn to fly before he was clipped?
Gizmo chewed her wings as a baby so was unable to fly but they have grown back and now she's a really strong flyer, she soon picked it up and now she hovers and lands really precisely.

If he's got a play stand try putting it at other side of room so he's got somewhere to land because he will tire easily when he takes flight.
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Re: Starting to fly
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2015, 02:07:29 PM »

Thanks Lynn. I think the pet shop clipped them rather than the breeder so he may have known how to fly a bit but unlikely.
Will get him a stand for the other side of the room he currently uses the top of his cage which opens up.


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Re: Starting to fly
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 04:50:59 PM »

Hows the flying going? Its a shame that pet shops clip wings they should leave that decision to the owner.
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Re: Starting to fly
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 05:38:11 PM »

He hasn't tried to take off again yet. I know it's a shame.  I saw one today in a pet shop. Felt so bad for him cage covered in poo feeding him sunflower seeds and monkey nuts.


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Re: Starting to fly
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2015, 07:28:01 PM »

Oh no how sad. Was it a baby one? pet shops ought to know better than to feed such rubbish but sadly not :(
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Re: Starting to fly
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2015, 08:06:08 PM »

No he was adult. Few years at a guess. He was shaking. The cage looked like it hadn't been cleaned in several months. No toys.


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