The process of shifting wings.
An avian is a winged humanoid. Though wings are feathered, they share more similarities with the human arm or a bats wings. Basically, you have to be prepared to grow wings. Physical fitness is a must. As well as proper nutrition. Without those things, you cannot grow wings. Because such a task requires a healthy body that will create healthy cells to make healthy wings. I cannot stress how important it is to be healthy. It takes years to grow wings because unlike mer shifting, you have to constantly take new cells and channel them into wing. You can't just shift once a week. You have to always be shifting. If you have health problems involving the lungs or heart, definitely don't grow wings. Growing wings won't majickally make your health problems go away.
Avian F shift:
All information is from Fauna, I know nothing about avian shifting (considering I'm a mer) so I wanna thank her for all this information!
The F-Shift isn't exactly as unimportant as it seems, and most people tend to forget it. The F-Shift is when you have a picture of yourself in your final form. Like for me, my F-Shift would be a blonde haired girl with dark grey wings. If you are learning any specific abilities, like Aerokinesis, you could choose to depict that as well. But it's not neccesary in the F-Shift. You can draw the picture in your own, use a avatar creator, or just find a picture that looks close to it. The. F-Shift is important because of the fact that it helps you keep your final self in mind down to the small physical details. So don't neglect on doing your F-Shift because it seems unimportant.