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thinking about clipping Skittles......
my Moustache Skittles has been here almost 2 weeks and she is fully flighted. so i let her be and tried to enjoy her as herself. my 1st flying bird!
but i am tired of her crashing into windows (hoping she is ok)
and very worried she will land on Marnies cage. (not good)
she flies very erratic and fast with no plan to her flight. most of the time she crashes into the wondows.
she is not hand tame but will step up onto a stick to be put back on to her cage.
i can't let this keep up or she will hurt herself. i really don't want to clip her though but i don't see a way to make sure she is safe. plus we do run our ceiling fan most of the summer so there is another danger to face.
its like having an unpredictable kamikazee in the house!
her flights are still so very erratic. like me on skates! lol i can skate but usually run into a wall to stop myself ha ha!
plus, the other thing is the very open floor plan of my house. once she is out of here (the computer room) its all one big open space from the family room through the dining room to the kitchen and TV room. there are no doors to close. if i had doors to close to give her limited space, i would. that would get rid of the fear of her clashing with Marnie.
i hate to keep the computer room door closed all the time to contain her as it puts her in solitary confinement till i come in here (which is a lot!). she does like company and its not fair to keep her closed off from the rest of the goings on around here.
so i know in my heart its best for her, but i also know she is born to fly, which is making me sad to do it.
Marnie is clipped and she is very good about it as she never learned to fly.
whenever she lands on the floor she just goes to the rug in front of the sink and waits for me to find her there. then she does her little happy spinning dance and waits for me to pick her up. she is such a cutie.
just now i came in the computer room to find skittle clinging to a picture frame on the wall, it could have crashed down on her. i guess i have to get busy and do it before she does hurt herself. then i will really be sad because i could have prevented it.
sorry for the long post, i have posted this on 4 boards so far as i need all the help and ideas/suggestions i can get.
i appreciate any and all input,