I thought I would never clips my birds. I have none of the "possible dangers" here that may exist in other homes. No children, no access to ceiling fans, etc. They have thier own bird room, as some of you may have seen in my video, where they can fly about and enjoy. Well, never say never. Recently my precious Green Cheek, Peepers, became "too big for his britches!" He started picking on a Tiel and would NOT come to me for any reason, even to get put up at night. This after 4 years of being my best buddy, and a very gentle soul. I was very concerned that I would not be able to catch him in case of emergency, fire, or just in a hurry. After much forethought, I clipped his little butt to show him that I am still the big bird around here! It has been about 2 weeks, I think, peace has been restored in the bird room and I have my best buddy back! He is no worse over the event, and can still get around very well. All the others are still flighted.