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Post by Ronda on Tue May 06, 2008 5:35 pm

Hi Tammy, yes you should def clip the other wing! I don't know why people do that, I think it's cruel to throw them off balance like that. I clip my own parrots wings, it all depends on how well your bird will let them handle them. I for one have to towel mine and have hubby help me. Find out how many are clipped on the one side already. Usually it's 5 but can be up to 7 or 8. Grey's are top heavy and they need to be able to glide to the ground and not hurt their breast bone. Here is a site I use to guide me.

http://birdmart.com/reference/wings.html

If you don't feel comfortable doing it, most of the time a pet shop that has parrots will offer wing trimming. Only do it though if you feel comfortable. Just watch for blood feathers, but normally they are further back than 5 feathers, and if you follow the guide you should be fine.

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Post by Mischief on Tue May 06, 2008 2:33 pm

I need to get some feedback on this one please.
My baby TAG arrived with only one wing clipped. I have noticed that s/he is slightly off balance. Do you think I should attempt the trim of the other wing myself? What is the best way to do this?
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