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You want to cut only longest feathers – one on very bottom layer. Cut halfway up from bottom of wing in a line that is parallel to wing. Some people leave very last feather intact so when birds wings are folded in, you can’t really tell that they are clipped.
This should be a quick and painless procedure. After you have clipped his wing, your bird will still be able to fly, but not for any distance. When he does fly, he will most likely, have a downward motion to flight, so if he starts off at a high spot, he’ll able to fly to a lower spot with no problem. Make sure that there are no other animals in house that could hurt him if he lands on table or floor as he may not be able to fly away from them to protect himself.
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