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He only started a while ago. I feel bad cause he used to love to come out and I feel like he is still mad at me.. I have normally let him have his wings unclipped as I have a room for him and I want him to fly to build his confidence and to give him the ability to be a bird, but a while back he would get worked up at my fiance Alex and kept flying out of his cage and biting the back of Alex's neck while he was on the computer. Now although Alex is an animal lover he would freak out at the bite and I am pretty sure scared the hell out of Tico, so now Tico doesn't like him at all. Tico has been distant ever since the incident. He will still come out on his own terms with me and I show him not to be scared, but he still gets gruffy and screams at Alex. Alex did feel terrible because when he freaked out he swatted him accidentally as a reflex reaction to the ground. He has tried to make ammends but birds don't forget and Alex still try's as he likes Tico, but doesn't trust him. So I clipped Tico and have kept him clipped ever since because he keeps doing it so I feel like he resents me for taking his flight away.. My linnie is unclipped so she can build confidence and is really top heavy so without the ability to fly she falls and lands really hard so she stays flighted... When the birds are out of the cages door is closed to keep the dog and cat out so I don't mind them being flighted even though I might get flack for it. I know the risks and don't recommend it for anyone else, but for my linnie it is more dangerous for her not to. When Mr. Tico got bad I clipped him to bring him back, which hasn't done me much good poor guy. My Rose crown hasn't been clipped at all, but only because when I got her she had no tail feathers and flight feathers. Even my vet mentioned she is really off balance and recommended I keep her nails a little longer so she has something to grip with. she is finally growing them in and I haven't decided if I will give her full flight or not I usually base it on the needs of me and the bird. Tico got flight because I was training him for recall and he was doing really well... but when it became dangerous for him and he became more aggressive I took the ability away. I am still unsure if I can bring him back to flight around Alex so he might just remained clipped.
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