The fact that the last two of my Freestyle Flyer students trained birds that were clipped at the fledging age to be their outdoor flyers (and fantastic ones at that! Check out Tango and Sunshine, two blue and gold macaws that were both clipped during the fledging age who still learned to fly!) inspired me to express this message even further:
When we consult on flight training parrots, we always teach ALL skills! This includes but isn't limited to:
Ascending (building muscle)
Descending (building accuracy and putting on brakes)
Turning corners (mastering maneuvers)
Hide and seek (learning to find YOU, not the other way around!)
Recall (coming on the first call)
Mastering your s...
Generally I tend to avoid the topic of wing clipping, we all know how heated these discussions can get, however I personally can’t see myself ever clipping or allowing anyone near my birds’ wings! Birds fly, I accepted that way before I even set foot into parrot “ownership”. I think everyone would agree when I say that there are very few things as beautiful as a bird in flight. Those colorful ...