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Bringing New Budgie Home: When To Clip Wings?

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Hello, I was just wondering: Soon I will bring a new budgie home. I live in a country where budgies' wings are not clipped (animal activists see it as cruel...but that is another story). Should I clip the wings (I only would like to do so once, for taming purposes) immediately when I bring the budgie home, or instead wait some days/weeks before doing so? I don't want to make the bird afraid of me with irreversible damage to its trust in me. Please advise me!

PS: Please do not bash me for clipping the wings. This is not a discussion if it is morally correct or not. Thanks!

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clipping primary flight feathers on one wing is fine - like clipping your finger nails- when next your bird moults , new flight feathers will grow.

you only clip one wing as this upsets the lift a bird gets when trying to fly , therefore it cant fly too high or far due to exertion of the flight and in uneven air lift

disregard the activists as they obviously have no idea 

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thanks bruffy, but I think you did not understand my question: should I clip the wings immediately when I bring the bird home or should I wait some time (days, weeks, etc.) before clipping? Which will destroy less trust in me?

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