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it sounds like he never learned to fly before being clipped.
i have an exercise for you to do with him, i did this with dally as she never learned to fly when she was clipped and she often busted tail feathers.
pick a target for him to fly to. whether it be the bed, cage, your hand, etc. start with a flat surface, its easier to learn how to land properly at first. start just a hop away from the target. each time he masters that, take a step back and have him hop from farther away. keep doing this until he flaps. if he misses, go back to the step before and keep working on it. keep trying until he can successfully land on the target from across the room. once he learns how to land from far away and fly a straight line to the target, you can work on turning. move somewhere in the room so that he has to turn to get to the target. this will work on his control in flight. work on different levels, say from below the target so he has to fly up or from above so he has to fly down. work as many different ways and he will eventually be very controlled in flight. once he is comfortable landing on a flat surface you can try a perch, which he will learn better aim with that on a narrower object. its a good thing to teach birds who need to relearn how to fly or never learned and are growing flights back. it may take weeks or months, but its a good exercise and it will be great exercise for him. this can also be used for obese birds or birds who are clumsy in flight and always crash
Last edited by MeanneyFids; 01-13-2012 at 12:14 AM.