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Question wings clipped too much?

I mentioned that I recently got a baby canary winged parakeet. The breeder was great and the bird is so awesome. Well trained and socialized. I had her shipped to me and the breeder clipped her wings before she sent her. She's 3 months old and clumsy. My parrotlet has her wings clipped and when she flies she glides to the floor. But my new bird falls straight down! I think her wings are too clipped and i'm worried she'll get hurt. She hits the floor so hard sometimes and she falls in her cage sometimes too. Does anyone have any advice on what I can do until her wings grow back in? I try not to startle her or let her get too high but she sometimes just flies for no apparent reason and then falls down. Thanks in advance.
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i had the same problem with my GCC. they learn how to adjust to the clip.

Put big fluffy blankets down around her cage so if she does fall, she atleast has a soft landing and wont hurt her keel bone

same with the inside of the cage, the blanket may get dirty, but i may save your little birdies life!!
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I agree with Kennedy! It just might take a bit for it to grow back...


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I've had a few birds with wings clipped too short. But same advice as them, put some soft things down, just until they get better and she adjusts.



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Will do. Thanks everyone. I didn't want to put towels or blankets in the cage because of the mess, but if it could protect her, it's worth it.
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One last question... I want to make sure she hasn't hurt herself already. How would you know if she hurt her keel bone? She's acting fine, not seeming like she's hurt or in pain. Just wanted to check.
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Have a feel of it, if she freaks out it might be painful. Do you have a picture of her clip? It could just be normal but she may not have had the opportunity to learn to fly first

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I didn't take a picture but I did look at it and it does look normal. Just the first 5 flights clipped not more than half way up. She's only 3 months old and this was her first clip so I think you're right. I just feel so badly for her.
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if you're worried about blanket getting dirty cover it with news paper.
I have old towels that I use for the birds.
My IRN had a bad clip. It is unsettling isn't it?

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Yes. The clip looks ok, now that I've seen it but since it was her first I think she just wasn't used to it. It's getting better day by day but it sure was awful watching my sweet baby fall again and again.
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