Please remove if not in the correct section.just wanted to ask I'm going to start taming my new chicks should I be clipping the wings to start off with so they can be tamed easy.ive had budgies in the past but they just seem to fly everywhere when cage is open thanks.
I don't know what popular opinion is but my budgie had her wings clipped when I brought her home and I think it made things much easier when taming her and I didn't have to worry about her flying out of my reach. Just my opinion, good luck!
Also, my budgie's wings have grown back in and I would never consider having them clipped again....I love to watch her fly around the house!
How old is your budgie may I ask? I was just a little alarmed when I read "start to tame chicks"
Wing clipping is one of those topics that have two sides to it.
I personally haven't ever clipped my budgies wings.
To me the process of taming and bonding is built on trust and clipping the wings goes against this as I see it.
This topic comes up repeatedly and there are very strong opinions on both sides of the fence.
Rather than everyone revisiting all the old arguments once again,
I'm going to ask that you read the information in this thread and come to the decision YOU believe is best for your personal circumstances:
Both ways will work but I'd prefer not to clip...socialize and hand
tame to step up and reward with millet...and then allow outside
of cage time. The down side of not clipping*is allowing the bird
free flight before he's hand tame and then chasing and "catching"
the bird which has flown out of reach easily. Steve was already clipped when I got him as a 2 month old and bonded fairly quickly but had to live without being able to fly for almost four months. Once he could finally fly it's so enjoyable to see them having fun in flight, (there is a slight adjustment period). A clipped bird typically has to climb everywhere and to exercise, has to hold onto a perch and flap like crazy which they will do. As small parrots, I think budgies should be able to fly as long as they can in a safe environment.