Birds and Wing Care: Clipping

Clipping your bird’s wings is often a controversial topic and should really be discussed between you and your vet. There are reasons why a bird’s wings should be clipped and reasons why they should be clipped. Not clipping the wings keeps the bird able to fly in case he needs to escape a threatening situation. However, indoor birds may fly accidentally into glass doors, glass windows, or even fly onto hot surfaces such as stove top. Flying into ceiling fans has also happened. All of these are dangerous as well. Whether you clip the bird’s wings or not really depends on your bird’s environment and the bird’s ultimate safety. Read up on the pros and cons, but don’t rely too much on the Internet as it’s often just opinions. Make sure you talk with your Glendale, AZ vet in order to decide what to do for your pet bird. Read more here.


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