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Re: wing clipping

Posted by Connie on 6/09/08
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    You can probably pay the pet shop a few dollars to do it
    but I do my own birds. (I hope you can understand this. It's
    hard to discribe but try and work with me here...)
    I take my left hand and scissor shape (middle & pointer
    fingers) my left hand to the back of his head and turn him
    over on his back. (This is also called the "Dominant
    Position".) This way, he can move his head without getting
    hurt and without biting you if you are careful, show no fear
    and take your time. Then I take my right hand and pull our
    the first 3-4 flight feathers ONLY, hold them out until you
    see those long flight feathers. They are usually darker blue
    and underneath his wing feathers. While you have them spread
    out, with your right hand, trim only the first 3-4. Repeat
    on the other side. He won't like it but mine are used to it
    by now. Do NOT cut them too short. Maybe the shortest being
    even with his very bottom wing length.
    I know it sounds hard but it's really not and it works. I
    trim all of mine and other bird mommys' too and it gets
    easier each time. If you are scared, I can try and help you
    or you can go to the pet shop and watch carefully and do it
    yourself the next tiem. Good luck to you and God Bless...
    Connie


    On 6/08/08, debi wrote:
    > what are your suggestions for the easiest way to cover a
    > quaker when you are trying to clip his wings? he is blue
    > and i have only had him for about 6 months and his wings
    > need to be trimmed again.
    >
    > thank you for any tips
    >
    >