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Re: Why you shouldn't wing clip//Shouldnt be clipped

Posted by To Kitty J, Mercedes and or MJ on 10/03/07
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    On 10/03/07, Mj wrote:
    > On 10/02/07, Lost parrots wrote:
    >> And if you do it wrong, you've lost a family member. The risk
    >> is too great. It is like throwing your kid out of a plane and
    >> telling the world that if he does the parachute correctly,
    >> success is 100&37;.
    >>
    >>
    >
    > Humans are not naturally born to fly, nor are they born with a
    > oparachute to their back. LOL.
    >
    > Free flying gives your birds hope and a life. If done correctly
    > and with lots of training, and love and time you will have an
    > excellent free flyer. Children grow up, as do animals, and they
    > need to experience things. You wouldnt stop your kids from
    > driving just because a vehicle needs gas and it has a
    > possibility of exploding. Yes there is a risk, but we take risks
    > EVERY SINGLE DAY OF OUR LIVES. I believe that birds should live
    > a little too.
    >
    > I 100&37; agree with your circamstances do no tallow flying or
    > atleast fully flighted, then you cannot do it. But I for one
    > believe birds shoudnt be clipped. Free flight helps with
    > excersize, more than toys and out of cage time provides, it
    > opens up the lungs more, and allows blood flow much better. Its
    > much healthier for abird to have free flight than to clip. I
    > see better odds with a bird who KNOWS HOW TO FREE FLY and come
    > back to you, then a bird who is carried of fby the wind and
    > doesnt know a things about flight. Clipping wings doesnt 100&37;
    > protect a bird from flying. It just limits their flying upwards,
    > but they can still fly.

    Kitty,
    It seems your opinion has changed. Either way, you do what you
    want. However, to clip wings, for most, only saves their little
    lives. For one, I cannot see a free flying CAG in my condo, nor a
    macaw etc. They would benefit more from walking and climbing. Do
    you feel your nails when they are clipped? Do you feel your hair
    when it is cut? I would venture to say No! Same with wings.
    They DO NOT feel their wings as they are cut. There aren't any
    nerves in them. However, you do have to be careful not to cut too
    far down. As with their nails, they do have a vein in them which
    bleed of cut too far down. I'm sick of hearing all the PETA
    backers who say "its mutilation" or "its cruel" etc. NO ITS NOT
    PEOPLE. Then you ought to call the child protective services when
    I trim my daughters hair and nails. Unless you have a place to
    allow for birds to fly freely then great for you. However, some
    of us don't have that luxury and must clip for their own good.