Clipping Your Birds Wings

Written by Lee Dobbins

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You want to cut onlyrepparttar longest feathers Ėrepparttar 141916 one onrepparttar 141917 very bottom layer. Cut halfway up fromrepparttar 141918 bottom ofrepparttar 141919 wing in a line that is parallel torepparttar 141920 wing. Some people leaverepparttar 141921 very last feather intact so whenrepparttar 141922 birds wings are folded in, you canít really tell that they are clipped.

This should be a quick and painless procedure. After you have clipped his wing, your bird will still be able to fly, but not for any distance. When he does fly, he will most likely, have a downward motion torepparttar 141923 flight, so if he starts off at a high spot, heíll able to fly to a lower spot with no problem. Make sure that there are no other animals inrepparttar 141924 house that could hurt him if he lands onrepparttar 141925 table or floor as he may not be able to fly away from them to protect himself.

Lee Dobbins writes for where you can learn about all your pets needs. Learn more about birds and parakeets at

The importance of a plan when building a reptile cage

Written by Mark Chapple

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Having a plan is useful as it allows you to see and understand howrepparttar cage will be constructed. You can work out how you may want to alterrepparttar 141883 plan if you feelrepparttar 141884 need to change.

And finally a plan is essential forrepparttar 141885 construction phase. What goes where, what isrepparttar 141886 order of construction, what size should this piece be and so on.

When building a reptile enclosure ifrepparttar 141887 plans are detailed enough you will find that you constantly refer to them. This also helps minimise costly errors.

Using a plan, whether is be yours, a purchased plan or someone elseís, will save you time, money and effort and produce a much better results for you and your pet reptile.

Mark Chapple is the author of "How to Build Reptile Enclosures". Find out how to build snake and other reptile cages. Full color pictures, detailed diagrams and easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Plus a host of reptile keeping hints and tips.

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