Shown below are photos
Many parrot owners think that their parrot loves them and they would not fly away, but that's not true at all. When birds fly out the door or window they get excited and their adrenalin gets them going, they have no idea once they are high above you flying around, their perspective view point is totally different from what they are use to seeing from the ground up, therefore not knowing their way back to you. Generally speaking your parrot will not fly a long distance from you soon after you loose sight of them. They will usually be in a small radius from you. If it has been several hours or days it is possible that they may slowly venture further away. For the most part they seem to remain not far from the area that they left from. I had two different birds get away from me before and it turned out they were only a block or two away. You can immediately let others know around you that your bird is on the loose and may be it will help to find your bird. It's a real empty feeling when you see your bird fly away from you, you have no control in calling the bird back to you as they will not listen to you. A bird will sometimes get in the tree and he sees you and hears you but they just take of flying again. After all this is their moment of feeling free.
Before you on take on this procedure of Wing clipping or Nail Trimming, be sure you know how to do it. If uncertain have a Veterinarian instruct you on how the procedure is done. It must be done in a timely matter in order not to over stress the bird. If you are not sure that you can do it, then take your bird to a Vet or a well known place that does wing & nail clipping.
Most birds stress out over the fact of having the wings clipped or the nails trimmed. Most of the birds I have they put up a fight on having it done. Some even recognize the scissors or nail clippers and soon as they see the scissors they put up their guard. It is not always an easily done task. It is for the bird's safety as pets that they stayed clipped so that they don't fly away, so many people loose their pet bird due to them flying away out an open window or door. There are many pros and cons of having wings clipped, but for the most part its safer for the bird's sake. You use your own judgment.
Shown in real photos below; is the left wing of an
Orange Wing Amazon.
Read about some quick reference on Feathers
Nails can be trimmed when wings are clipped, or they may be trimmed
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