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Old 09-11-2015, 11:49 PM
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So I'm pretty sure one of my budgies doesn't know how to fly. He's probably more than a year old now and he just falls like a rock whenever he tries. It's funny but also sad. Just wondering if its possible to teach him how to fly. I thought maybe he would eventually learn from the other birds, but it doesn't seem like it.

I've been told you can have them perch on your finger or a stick and then drop your finger or stick a little and eventually they'll learn that way?
Someone else told me to keep throwing him and he'll get it eventually. But he's not hand tame so i don't want to hold him.

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Maybe has he had his wings clipped?
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If he hasn't had his wings clipped and he's in perfect health condition (i.e no deformity preventing him from flying) then theoretically, he should be able to with practice. Have you gotten him checked at the vet?

If you have and you know he's fine, maybe he just...doesn't really excel in that area. As long as he's not bothered by it (like he isn't struggling to fly constantly), you could always have lots of playstands for him to climb on when the other birds are out.

I babysit an Amazon parrot who is perfectly healthy, has no deformities and has never had his wings clipped, but he hates flying. He's only flown twice (he's about 30 years old) and that was out of fear, on accident. Both times he just fell out of the air once he realized what was happening He likes to climb down from his cage and just walk around
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When I got him his wings were clipped, but I let them grow out and they're fully grown now. I have taken him to the vet but this was when his wings were still clipped so I wasn't worried that he couldn't fly so I never asked
I feel bad for him he seems like he wants to go out and fly around with the other birds but he can't.
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Your budgies wings will grow back just don't cut them. After he molts his wings will grow back in a few months or so. But don't throw your budgie up in the air to make him fly he will hurt himself falling hard down on the floor.... You just have to wait till his wings grow back then he will fly...
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Perhaps now he has his wings grown back it might be a good idea to take him for a wellness check up and have the wings thoroughly examined. Some people do clip the wings causing permanent damage unfortunately poor little man. Make sure you have lots of ladders and rope swings, platforms E.T.C. for him to climb along .
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I've heard some birds have their wings clipped too early so they never learn to fly? do you guys think that's what happened?

From the outside it looks like his wings are fully grown, but I haven't opened them up and looked fully.
In the meantime I was thinking of making a rope ladder.

I assume the person who told me to toss my bird was thinking a small toss with a very short fall probably onto a bed or something. Either way I don't really want to have to hold him and toss him.
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You can try to work from short hops to larger distances that require a little flutter to get across. Two perches that can be moved apart, a safe landing underneath in case of a miss, and a delicious treat to lure with.. Start with a hop and work them progressively farther apart to build strength and confidence. That is what I did with my little guy who came to me clipped.

A bird who was taken too young and so never fledged fully, or where there is a mechanical problem may never fly.
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Hi, Anne Marie and Wiki, I was hoping for you to stop by.
We have a mosquito net for a round picnic table that hangs over our bed. We put a sheet over the bed spread and put our young budgies or recovering adults
inside the net with one or 2 people to work on perfecting flight or if handicapped to exercise their wings while holding your finger or a perch. We practice there before a budgie is allowed to fly in the walk in flights. do the exercise Anne Marie suggestedand let your budgie flap wings as much as he desires. This will help him to develop chest muscles needed to sustain flight.
If your bird is chubby this may be holding him back. When young chicks start weaning their bodies start to elongate abd they loose baby fat so that with practice their little chest muscle support the lift needed to take off. We actually have a little American budgie called Tweedle, who has never been able to reach full flight, We let his wings grow and all of our birds are free flight . But just like it is much easier to learn to ride a bike as a young child so is there a time when budgies need to learn to fly and if that time is missed they may not ever master the skill, Just like it is so much harder for adults to learn to ride bikes. Tweedle is a wonderful glider and he can climb the wires like a pirate at sea. He is the only budgie in our flights right now who is a little slow because he has adapted wonderfully. We have two very old flight less hens that are happy to climb and preen each other in a smaller indoor flight. I let them stretch wings while flapping and holding on to my finger. It would be good for you to get a little bonding hand time with your bird so he can trust you to let him fly in place on your hand. It is lots of fun to get your bird singing and dancing on your fingers and flapping for the joy of it and doing it with you. Blessings, Jo Ann
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