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    Love that she can fly serious dilemma about wing clipping

    Hello internet people,

    This is my first time posting to a forum ever. I have an amazing Lori named Lady bird which I just found out is in fact a lady (phew). When I bought her her wings were clipped. I have spent the last five months watching very excitedly as she has gained the ability to fly. She doesn't have all her feathers yet but she's flying around like she's being doing it all her life. I also have a wonderful dog named Winston and a large garden door named very scary. I have to let Winston out of said door to go into my yard. Lady has been getting closer and closer to this door and I am terrified that she is going to fly out of it.

    Lori's seem to be pretty will full so I don't know how much success I will have in training her not to go through the door. I live in Israel which is a country that seems to have a cat obsession. So in my garden at any one time there could be three cats just waiting for a tasty Lori snack. She did get away once in the garden and was nearly eaten.

    I want to hear what you as the internet think I should do. Is this a situation in which wing clipping is the right way to go? Or do you see something else as being a better option.

    Please help!

    Lady's Lady

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    Hello and welcome to PP.
    Perhaps a bead or bamboo screen over the doorway that dog can pass through easily but will fall back into place. Google "bead screen for doors".
    When I was a kid and we went on holidays to Spain the shop doorways used to have screens made out of Coca-Cola and beer bottle tops punched through and knotted together to keep the flies out. Modern manufacturing has taken over now
    Don't consider clipping her wings - she needs to be able to get out of the way of dozy dog.
    Last edited by Casper's 2nd best friend; 03-02-2018 at 12:58 PM.
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    Welcome to the forum! Great name for your Lori. If you own your home can you put in a doggy door? A beaded curtain is a good idea. You will always have to have the garden door closed though. I have a beaded curtain between rooms to keep the birds apart, but if they get spooked they fly through anyway.

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    Wow I never considered I beaded curtain! Itís not my home but I was considering asking the land lord about a doggy door. I would love to have a screen door. It would be such a bummer in the summer to not be able to have the door open at all. Although I am going to build her a small aviary outside for when we are hanging out which will be cat and escape proof.

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    Casper, a blue fronted Amazon. Loves banana. Hates plastic bags and red coats.
    I would be concerned about cats coming into the house if doors are left open. Friends of ours have a cat that spends most of its time in their house. Somebody else gets the pleasure of feeding it and paying any vet bills but rarely get to spend time with it.
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