Can I Train Two 1 Year Old Budgies to Fly?

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Carol Wrote:


Mitch: I read on line something you wrote about the possibility of training adult budgies.


I have inherited two budgies – about 1-year-old.


They are in a cage and have never been trained.


They seem very happy with each other.


They are very active and chatty.


I don’t like the idea of them being caged all the time and encountering your online comment gave me a glimmer of possibility that these two birds could learn to fly around our home but I don’t have a clue where, to begin with, this.


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Can Wet Birds Fly?

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Watch this osprey get fully submerged.


I find it amazing the bird has enough energy to take off as water-laden as it got.


Note the “rounded” wing flap necessary for enough lift to fully emerge and propel itself from the surface carrying not only the fish but a few pounds of water caught up in its feather (integumentary) system.


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Flighted Or Clipped Wings – Our Readers Weigh In

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You asked whether our birds are flighted. 


All three of our birds – African Grey, Dusky Pionus, Cockatiel – are fully flighted. 


We have a lot of large windows in our apartment but so far we have not had a problem. 


They all have their favorite routes and pretty much stick to them. 


The only time we have clipped our bird’s wings is when we were traveling internationally and they had to go through the health and customs inspections at the airports.

Lisa Yano

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Why A Birds Flicker Fusion Rate Is So Important For Fast Flight

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Over the past few years, we’ve been emphasizing the proper use of man-made lighting and its effect on pet birds.


Search results when googling the term “pet bird lighting” predominantly yield links to products relating to lighting for pet birds.


With the exception of Windy City Parrot and the Lafebers blog, it is difficult to find information about pet birds and the many ways light affects them.

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Why Captive Birds Don’t Need To Learn How To Fly

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File under “the universe is too complicated to be arbitrary” which begs the question “does a dyslexic agnostic believe in dog?”


From our Birdie Bruch reader Betsy L.


THANK YOU for today’s (9/11/16) birdy brunch!  It was perfectly timed….


Yesterday evening, a Quaker parrot landed on my friend’s head while he was out on his deck (near Lawrence and Kedzie – in Chicago).

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Popcorn Our Albino Cockatiel – Videos

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Popcorn crossed the rainbow bridge in the summer of 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer

Popcorn’s Blue Plate Bath Special

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A Better Bird Video Series For Training Birds And Their Humans

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Just as the name implies, this is a series of quick and easy ways to help your birds stay happy and healthy around-the-clock.


This is a series of short but incisive ideas you can apply today bringing you closer to bird care nirvana.


The number of things necessary to provide foraging enrichment for your birds can be found in a series of quick and simple ideas.


Don’t sell your birds short and be prepared to experiment until you find the right formula that provides happiness to those feathered creatures you keep in cages within your home.


A Better Bird – Ep 1
Showing Trust Through Flight To Me

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