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Are Birds Meant to Fly?

Tuesday, 3rd March 2015Written By Dot

Flight development in baby birds is essential for their mental development. Wing clipping can therefore have a huge effect on a Parrot's development. Dot Schwarz looks at the arguments for and against wing clipping a Parrot.

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All I Want for Christmas is My Two New Wings!!

Monday, 23rd December 2013Written By Northern Parrots

Budge the African Grey was severely clipped several years ago and the missing flight feathers have never grown back.

Richard Jones of Avian Veterinary Services tells how he used donated feathers to repair the wings and stop Budge having so many accidents.

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WING-CLIPPING: Yes or No?

Saturday, 2nd June 2012Written By Liz

Is wing-clipping right for your Parrot? Liz Wilson discussing this hot topic, providing useful insight based on years of experience.

Read about the pros and cons for both sides of the debate and make up your mind if the practise of wing-clipping has its place in the world of Parrots.

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Thinking On The Wing - Part 2

Friday, 23rd March 2012Written By Steve

Part 2 of The Parrot University's research into the benefits of flight for Companion Parrots.

The six main benefits of flight are discussed here and how they affect pet Parrots.

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Thinking On The Wing - Part 1

Monday, 19th March 2012Written By Steve

Learning to fly is one of the most important skills a Parrot can develop. It develops mental agility, confidence, fitness, co-ordination and general well-being.

Steve Hartman of The Parrot University discusses how and why flight is so important and outlines the benefits to your Parrot.

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