Hi all! My husband and I have built a large aviary outside for our Quaker, chewy to be able to have outside time and hopefully flight time. He is one years old and has never flown due to his wings being clipped regularly. Has anyone had a bird fly after being clipped theie whole life. He is still young so I’m hoping he will give it a shot. He loves to exercise his wings. I call it flippity flapping. Lol.
I know a breeder and he says that he won’t fly but he did help me with making sure my aviary is safe for him.
Casey came to us at about 4 months with clipped wings and her leg in a cast We did continue to clip her wings for a few years as our house was busy. He has now been flighted for a number of years. He is 14 1/2. As long as Chewy had a flight before his wings were clipped as a baby he should be fine. Casey wasn’t very good at first as the rescue we got him from figured he had never had his first flight. He can now fly circles around the living room and land on his cage. Though he misses sometimes and lands elsewhere I think Chewy will figure it out
When Ralph first came home with me, he was almost 6 months old, and his wings had been clipped. They haven't been clipped since, mostly because he molts gradually year-round. Clipped feathers would soon be replaced by full ones, so there seems to be little point in clipping. Ralph can fly quite well, though he rarely does. He prefers being transported by me.