My flock currently consists of my bird Charlie, my moms bird Pickles, and the family bird Isaac. Pickles is extremely territorial, and aggressive to anyone, human or animal, besides my mom, and, while Isaac is sweet to humans, he hates our dogs and Charlie if he ever gets near his cage. Our home has a fairly open floor plan, so any time I take Charlie out of his cage, i either have to keep him in my bedroom or risk him flying and landing on one of the other birds cages. I know most people feel that clipping is bad, but do i have any other choice? i don't want to keep him locked up in my room all the time, as it does not get nearly as much natural light as the rest of the house, and he likes interacting with other people and visiting other rooms to play around. What should i do?
Sidenote: i do know how to properly clip wings, as i work at a local pet shop and was taught by a coworker who has been breeding birds for 30+ years.
I don't think that most people feel like wing clipping is bad, as long as it's done properly. Many people clip while taming their budgie and then let them grow out after, but many people also keep their birds' wings clipped for their entire lives. Sometimes this can be a safety thing as well to prevent the birds from hurting themselves or getting themselves into things that they shouldn't be getting into. If Pickles is stressing out other birds by flying into their cages, or even potentially a threat to them, it may be on your best interest to clip his wings. Or you could clip all their wings to be safe as well.
Personally, I prefer to keep my flock fully flighted and I have two different rooms where they have out of cage time. I would only consider to do a safety clip if one of my pet birds were a terrible flier and the clip would prevent him/her from harming him/herself.
Depriving your bird from flying because your other birds may harm him doesn't sound fair to me and when having other pets, it's imperative to have at least one designated safe room for the birds to have out of cage time.
It's not recommended nor safe to let a budgie have free reign of the house when there is an indoor dog in the household: https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...irds-prey.html
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While many people prefer to clip their birds wings, I have never done that or had it done. I choose to leave the birds in the same shape as they were born. Sure, sometimes it takes time to get them back in their cage, but I just leave millet in the cage with the door open and they always go back inside by the time I return.
This is an extremely controversial topic and has been discussed many times previously on the forum.
All nine of my budgies and my three lovebirds are fully flighted.
Rather than members revisiting this topic all over again, I would urge you to read the thread linked by aluz and come to your own decision with regard to what you believe is best for your own situation.
I also urge you not to allow any of your birds to be out of the cage when the dogs are in the same room.
Again, aluz has given you the proper reference link.