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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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Swinging by emmil Swinging by emmil
I put this rope diagonally across the colony cage and will put some more tomorrow. This way my birds can do more climbing & swinging in the cage since I've taken away their option & fun to fly around...

Pippin loves the new rope, I have tons of her pics playing with the ropes, but this one is the cutest, so I'll share it with you... ^^

Check her latest videos on Youtub here: [link]
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:icondark-erotic-weapons:
absolutely adorable and looking so playful.I love moments like this.
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emmil Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
and scary, especially when she's just hanging with 1 foot... I'm afraid she'll fall down, but she's so calm... and usually will regain her balance back soon... ^^
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:icondark-erotic-weapons:
Is she up very high but she should be able to fly if she feels herself falling...can she fly?
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emmil Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
she can't fly but she can land on the floor smoothly because I only cut a bit of her flight feathers. :)
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:icondark-erotic-weapons:
Oh I see I know some people do this to keep their birds from flying but I think that you are taking away their enjoyment of soaring.This is what they were meant to do is fly.
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emmil Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There's a little chance that they may escape the cage and their chance to survive out there is 0 since there is no millet/corn plants/farms around where I live. Wing clipping is really a hard decision to make... I've given it a lot of thought before.... But I'd rather take their fly option rather than risking them their lives... I had 1 bird escaped before... and I still feel alot of guilt about it till now... when it rains, when I walk around the neighborhood... I can't stop thinking if she's safe or has died just from mere dehydration, starving, weak from diseases or wounds.... It feels horrible...! I can't risk another escape. Maybe, one day if I had a chance to train my own baby bird, make a better bonding with it... maybe I can let it fly, even flying outdoors for I know it'll return to me when I call.

It's just like taking a dog for a walk... It'll reduce the fun for the dog to walk with the leash, but if I don't 100% sure that the dog will obey my commands to walk at my speed rate, side by side or come when I call, I won't take a risk of it getting hit by a car or lost.

Back to birds, I have talked to a lot of parrot owners before so I believe I've taken the best option for my lovebirds. They can't fly but they can still play in a big colony cage ( 2x2 meters wide x 3 meters high, only 5 lovebirds inside. So yeah, I think it's the best I can do for them now. Some of them lived in a small battery cage before I bought them and never knew to fly at all since they were born (I bought all my birds from breeders)... so at least they can have enough space to roam free now. :)
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:icondark-erotic-weapons:
I now understand your dilemma about the wing clipping.Your story is very sad I can't imagine how I would feel if I lost a beloved bird the way you did.I am certain now that people had their reasons.Well it's a normal everyday thing for a dog to be put on a leash that is natural.Walking without one as I have seen some idiots do cost them their dog.Thanks for explaining things to me.
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emmil Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconarteater1:
What a cute, talented little baby...
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