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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #80 on: November 05, 2011, 01:09:24 PM »

As you all know I got Budge 3 weeks ago .
He is 9 years old.
His wings are clipped.. yes it has some advantages in one way for the owner.. but like Julie says..thats only because we are lazy or want to make it easier for us.
I let Budge's feathers grow now since that I have him he wont be clipped anymore.
Sure other people think different - we have to respect and accept other opinions.
But myself I totally agree with Julie - I dont want someone to cut my legs off so its easier for them to handle me as I cant run away.........
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #81 on: November 05, 2011, 07:26:38 PM »

I believe that birds are meant to fly and if you can't make your home a secure place for a bird then you should seriously consider whether a bird is the right pet for you. It is perfectly possible to have an unclipped bird that doesn't escape through an open door or window, I prove that every day  :thumbsup:

Also a fact that is overlooked is that clipped birds often suffer from lack of exercise and weight gain, even if they are out of their cage all day they aren't flying and working those muscles,  which can lead to liver problems and a shortened life
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #82 on: November 06, 2011, 11:16:06 AM »

Hi everyone
 Well what a controversial topic this is. ( I thought it might be )
         Its nice to get different peoples perspectives on this subject and its nice to know we all care a great deal for our parrots. We have tried both paths now Worzel and I and at the moment are doing fantastically well .( Not fully flighted but not grounded either) :bye:
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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #83 on: November 06, 2011, 11:25:21 AM »

Ok, locking this thread now, we have had this argument over and over again.  Thanks for the input everybody. 

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Re: It Won't Happen To Me
« Reply #84 on: August 01, 2012, 07:44:34 AM »

I'm giving this post a bit of a bump up.  Summer is arriving with windows and doors opening so thought it might be good to just remind everybody.
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