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I've never heard of the feathers not growing back from a wing clipping, maybe others will have an opinion.
Don't feel bad, you did what you thought was best for her -- no one would guess they'd do something like that! Do you think they were in a hurry or something?
It's pretty easy to do yourself, once you get the hang of it. Just read up on line, I'm sure there's pictures too, that show you just how many feathers to cut. I could also do my Hahns and my GCC, but when I take them for grooming, they also take care of their nails and beak, and they only charge $10 per bird. They use a Dremmel grinder, not a clippers, and I like that. I'm not brave enough to do the beak and nails!
If and when you do her wing feathers, just go slowly, one feather at a time, and count them as you go. That way, you won't cut too many.
Anyway, try not to feel bad. Just give her some extra skritches and a few treats!
JoAnne, Libby (2/10),Angelina (12/07), and Charley (11/10)
Also owned by Essie,Minnie & Oscar
Last edited by jodeg; 12-18-2011 at 11:36 AM.