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Old 02-08-2017, 06:16 PM
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So, I had just been able to look at my budgie's wings and to me, they appear to be clipped wrong. Since I got him from a pet store I haven't touched his wings and was just working on getting him comfortable with me and my husband along with getting used to being near our dogs while he's in his cage (just for safety because we have two hyper dogs). What I've seen online is that the outer flight feathers should be clipped and the center feathers past the bend of his wings should be left alone. Is this right? Because his outer feathers are all intact and he really can fly well. If this is the wrong way for his wings to be clipped, should I just leave them and wait for him to molt and just get the new feathers clipped correctly or would it be damaging to him to clip them now?

I only plan on having them clipped for a short while just so it'll be easier to tame him so he's not constantly taking off and flying around the house.

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Please read the following regarding wing clipping.

To Clip, Or Not To Clip - Cute Little Birdies Aviary

It tends to be a very controversial topic so it's not one we allow to be discussed on the forum.

With regards to your dogs, please also read through this post https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...irds-prey.html

I don't know the correct way birds wings are clipped, so I can't help on this.

At this time, I am going to close your thread.

If a staff member is able to assist in the correct wing clipping advice, they will be able to make a post in the thread.
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So, I had just been able to look at my budgie's wings and to me, they appear to be clipped wrong. Since I got him from a pet store I haven't touched his wings and was just working on getting him comfortable with me and my husband along with getting used to being near our dogs while he's in his cage (just for safety because we have two hyper dogs). What I've seen online is that the outer flight feathers should be clipped and the center feathers past the bend of his wings should be left alone. Is this right? Because his outer feathers are all intact and he really can fly well. If this is the wrong way for his wings to be clipped, should I just leave them and wait for him to molt and just get the new feathers clipped correctly or would it be damaging to him to clip them now?

I only plan on having them clipped for a short while just so it'll be easier to tame him so he's not constantly taking off and flying around the house.

You should be using a small bird-proofed room with the door shut and the dogs in a different part of the home or outdoors
any time your budgie is outside his cage.

I recommend you leave the wings just as they are and do not clip them further just for taming purposes.
It is just as easy to tame a fully flighted budgie.
Taming is all about helping the budgie learn to trust you.
If he is dependent on you because the wings are clipped that is not the same as trust.
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