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Someone asked a question about why birds sometimes have their wings clipped and some of the answers said it was cruel. But isn't it rather like a haircut? They clip the feathers, not the wing itself, right? I've never owned a bird, so I don't know.
ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 10 Answers Apr 5, 2011

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The wingtip Flight feathers have no nerve endings ernie and I have owned a bird in my past , edit , I had the same issue so I took my bird to a vet to have the flight feathers cliped after molting and regrowth , The vet informed me that the feathers are composed of Dead tissue except for the quill tips into the skin , I did it on my own after that . <br />
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I couldn't take him to church however due to his words .

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That's pretty much what I thought, but when the question came up I realized I didn't know for sure.

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Much like cutting our nails?

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It could hurt depending on how far u go up to there wing if you cut about an inch or an inch and a half your bird should be ok otherwise don't feel afraid to cut them but recommendedly go to the vet but if you have the feeling that your ok to do it well then do it So good luck and be careful

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No but it hurts my feelings..:>{

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YES never clip a birds wings <br />
How will you feel if i cut off your arms<br />
the reason why i say never clip a birds wings <br />
a birds only way to freedom is their wings <br />
if you cant train a bird without cutting the feathers of the wings <br />
it means that you must get another bird to train <br />
bird wing clipping is out in my book<br />
thank you

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A bird should be flying that is all i want to say ChipmunkErnie.. cheers from Singapore..

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Aww, what about those 8-pound flightless owls that keep falling from trees in New Zealand?

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I clipped a bird's wings once and I didn't feel a thing. So no, it doesn't hurt. <br />
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;)

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does clipping a chipmunks tail hurt...?

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Not if you use a reputable groomer, and then it's done for aesthetic shaping, not to keep us from flying

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