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post #1 of 9 Old 03-30-2011, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Bird Flew Away

ugh.. so when it rains.. it pours.. and when finally something good happens another screws it up. Around 7pm I had my Quaker and was walking into the living room. My brother left the door open and tossed me a bag of candy, my bird is scared of bright colors and the bright yellow bag scared him and he flew right out the door.. I know what your thinking. Why wasn't his wings clipped??

Because I got him as a hatchling from a lady who cut his wings WAY to short and he never learned to fly. And I read that when that happens and he finally grows his wings back, letting him have his wings for a few months will let him get his balance and stuff up to par where it would normally be. So it was time to cut his wings soon and he flys out the door.

At first he was in a low tree. We had the neighbor bring her bird out since jasper LOVES her. But that didn't help. We tried calling to him and making noises.. still no help. So we decided to toss some stuff up into a tree to possibly scare him down to us or at leat into the air where he will wear out easy from not being used to flying. Instead he flys to a taller tree.

It's 40 degrees out and raining and i'm barefoot with no coat. So I run in to get his huge cage some shoes and a coat. I figure his "safety home" will coax him out along with all his toys. I set it out in the middle of the field for him, and still a no go. We're still calling and tossing stuff, and eventually I yell that if he doesn't come down then he WILL be replaced. And he finally comes down about 10 foot. And at this point he's still 25-35 feet from the ground. And it's getting dark fast. And he's not really moving or making a sound. Finally we start hitting the branch he is on and I guess he's so cold that he just isn't scared anymore because he didn't move. Not an inch. They wanted to hit him and just knock him out of the tree but I figure that and a 30 foot fall will kill him. The fire department wont help. So we're lost, I left his cage out there and I plan to go out tonight and see if maybe he flew down to it. Any suggestions on something to do besides the water hose one? He's to far away from waterhose access for that.
I don't know what else to do. = /


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post #2 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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well nevermind. Today while I was at school the neighbor heard him and followed his chirps and he was just a little out of reach, so she tugged on an old vine and fell into her hands upside down and didn't move. Luckily he's now safe at home as happy as before. And his wings are being cut TODAY! Omg that's not ever happening again!


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post #3 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 02:02 PM
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Glad to hear the bird turned out okay!
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Glad your bird is OK.
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 03:02 PM
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Great that you found him!

We've had two QPs, and will never clip the wings of our current one. The first one we had was a gorgeous ice blue, and I had him out on Christmas morning when my dog came over, the bird jumped off and started running, and couldn't fly away because his wings were clipped. The dog was just curious, but the bird was scared to death and had a heart attack. So we'll never clip the wings of Sweet Pea, the one we have now.
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post #6 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 03:05 PM
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Glad everything turned out well! Such good neighbors!

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Great to hear everything turned out well .

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Wow, you are lucky to get your bird back unharmed! Keep those wings trimmed ;)

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-02-2011, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys! And yes he went for a checkup from being out all night and to get his wings clipped today! He acted so sad that he can't fly anymore lol poor buddy


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