Clipping Your Birds Wings

Written by Lee Dobbins


Clipping a pet birds wings is a common grooming procedure and is necessary for training as well as for your pets safety. You might feel like you are being mean torepparttar bird, butrepparttar 141916 fact is that it does not hurtrepparttar 141917 bird and can help to keep him from flying out of an open window or door and becoming lost. Most pet birds would not be able to survive inrepparttar 141918 wild, especially if your climate is not one that is natural forrepparttar 141919 bird.

You can clip your birds wings yourself at home, but it is best if you take him intorepparttar 141920 vet or pet shop and ask if they can show yourepparttar 141921 proper way to do it before trying it yourself!

Do not try to clip your birds wing until he is very tame and used to you holding him, otherwiserepparttar 141922 procedure will be very traumatic for you both. You need to make sure that your bird trusts you enough to hold him and open up his wings. Until your relationship has reached this stage, it is best to have this done by a professional.

Once your have your birds trust and are ready to cliprepparttar 141923 wings yourself, take your bird out ofrepparttar 141924 cage and hold him for a while. You may need 2 people for this as it can be kind of awkward with only 2 hands. Spreadrepparttar 141925 birds wing out and hold it out with one hand, have your scissors ready withrepparttar 141926 other hand.

The importance of a plan when building a reptile cage

Written by Mark Chapple


Would you put together a model plane without look atrepparttar finished plane or looking atrepparttar 141883 plans? Does a builder build a house without a plan?

The answer to these is pretty clearly no. A homemade snake or other reptile cage is so much simpler though, you say. I can just put it together as I go. Not so, my young apprentice. There are many pitfalls awaitingrepparttar 141884 inexperienced. Simple things you can miss. Silly mistakes you can make, and believe me, it is very easy to make them. There are a host of things that can make a simple cage take much longer than it should plus some possible costly mistakes.

If you have never kept a reptile, then before you even plan a reptile cage, you need to do some research on what sort of cage your retile will need. A snake will need cages of certain dimensions; lizards will need other dimensions and arboreal species yet another type of cage with different dimensions. Itís also helpful if you know how large your pet will get so you can plan ahead.

Another benefit of a plan is it helps you to think about your pet reptiles other needs such as heat mats, basking lights, UV lights, misting systems, substrates, decorations such as artificial walls, artificial trees and branches, and how these can be made and placed inrepparttar 141885 cage.

Once you have a clear idea of what you wantrepparttar 141886 finished product to look like and how large it will be you are ready to plan how you are going to construct it. At this stage, having a plan, however rudimentary, is important. Once you have a plan in place you can think throughrepparttar 141887 issues. In many cases it will allow you to removerepparttar 141888 problem before you even start, asrepparttar 141889 plan often reveals an error or issue. Naturally,repparttar 141890 more detailedrepparttar 141891 reptile cage plan,repparttar 141892 more you can make allowance for possible issues. It can also eliminate waste and save money as you only purchaserepparttar 141893 correct amount of material.

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