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Help with recall flight training for clipped cockatiel

Maple_tiel

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I’m not entirely sure where to post this thread, but I figure here is probably the best place.

My cockatiel is clipped, I don’t have a say, I live with my father who wants him clipped and I’m not in a position to move out. I do however want him to be flighted when I move out.

So my question is, how would I go about recall training while my ‘tiel is clipped? How do I start? I do want to encourage him to fly whenever I can, and I feel that maybe doing short distances might be best because of he is clipped.
 

FeatheredM

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Helping him fly short distances should help for practice until he can fly, just don't do it too far
 

Tazlima

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You can also practice non-flighted recall and just let him walk or climb to you.
 

BirdG1rl

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Short distances and non-flighted recall are the way to go! :)
 

Cat G

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Our budgies came to us clipped and are almost flying now. They like to sit on top of their cage when they're out and I've been having them try to fly to my hand and slowly increasing the distance as they get more confident. Bribing them with millet all the way.
 
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