Cockatiel. I remember distinctly because OP was so excited to be bringing home her bird, who is such a lovely lemon colour.What kind of bird?
only one wing and it looks like every single feather except the outside one. I have no idea why. I didn't even think to ask or look (first-time bird mom)Why did she clip them? & is it only one wing? How many flight feathers?
I'm so mad. Being a new mom I really am not sure I want to keep the baby. Isn't there a possibility of personality issues because of this? Being a first-time bird mom I don't know if I'm equipped to deal with the issues
clipping an adult bird would lead to a lot more psychological issues because they had flight and then it was ripped awayclipped birds often develop psychological and behavioral problems. I've read that on a few sites.
This is not the birds fault and it certainly isn't the end of the world. Cockatiels are pretty resilient little birds. They are light bodied birds so still have some flight ability even when clipped. This birds personality will not be any different than any other bird you get. This is not about the bird. It's about "you" and what you bring to the table. Right now I don't read any concern about this bird. Only what you aren't getting/desire. It's rather immature IMHO.Thanks for the replies, everyone. I talked with the breeder and she will take the bird back. I'm just so....argh everything; mad, sad, frustrated, and disappointed. I'm kicking myself for not asking or looking. I just assumed.
I also feel guilty that I don't want to deal with a clipped bird. I just don't think I have what it takes to do so. Baby goes back tomorrow. buh