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i just bought this for Abigail to start her training on once i get the training set i ordered i plan on putting it in my room because that would be a good place to work with her at. i know it is not really big and all but i thought it would do for training it only cost me 32 u.s dollars i got a 10% discount for being a new customer

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Thats really nice, I might get one of those myself.
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Cages and parrot stands are so cheap in the U.S. If I buy that in UK it would be 3 times that price. I was thinking of getting one before but none of my birds would be on the stand for any longer than 10 seconds - they all love perching on top of doors

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my tiels like my shoulder or their cage because of the play gym i put on top Abigail can't fly i am not sure why but she can't her wings are not clipped she just can't or doesn't know how to fly. i am going to us the stand to work with her on and train the program i ordered says to not work with a bird on its cage.

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My guess would be her wings were probably clipped before she took her first flight as a baby. Some birds never learn to fly if this happens, but some do.
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she is 11 yrs old and will only glide down to ground

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Poor baby, she probably won't ever fly.
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Sometimes when birds are clipped at a very young age, those ones sometimes will never learn to fly. She may have been clipped for the most of her 11 years and only recently has her flight feathers grew back - this could be the reason why she can only glide. I'm just guessing though.


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yeah when i went to get her the man i got her from got out of his car with her on his shoulder i was so scared she would fly off but she didn't

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the man i got her from had her for 7 years he said when she came to him her wings were clipped but he let them grow out so she has not been clipped for the last 7 years

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Yes, but I read that a bird should learn to fly first then its wings can be clipped and later in its life when flight feather grow out it can still learn to fly again.

But if a bird is clipped before it has a chance to learn to fly then that bird will never learn how to fly properly in its life time. This is what I read.

Also Greys are heavy birds so it's more difficult for them to learn to fly than say a green cheek. Hope I make sense.

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Yeah, thats what I've read too tippa. I've also had bird who never learned to fly or had a lot of trouble flying cause they're wings were clipped as babies.
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yeah i think the person that had her before me and before the man i got her from clipped her wings to young

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I've never seen a stand so cheap. I might have to get one myself!




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I think it would be perfect for training

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I agree.




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I think that stand will be great for training.

My first p'let, yrs ago, was clipped before learning to fly really well and he never did get real good at it. Dinky Duck, my new baby p'let will be 9 weeks old on Sunday and has not yet been clipped. He flies REAL well and I love letting him.

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