Clipping a Pacific Parrotlets Feathers

Clipping the wings is a painless process and, in fact, a temporary one because the flight feathers will grow back with each successive molt. The objective of wing-clipping is to limit a parrotlets ability to generate upward lift but retain the ability to glide downward to prevent injury from a fall.

1) Pacific Parrotlets have a great lift and need more feathers clipped
2) Clip primary feathers on BOTH wings.
3) Primary coverts, secondary feathers and secondary coverts are NOT
clipped.
4) Clip both wings to give Parrotlet proper balance.
5) Restrain head, both feet and the opposite wing.
6) Be careful NOT to restrict chest.
7) Hold wing at base of humerus.
8) Clip first four or five primaries at the base of the shaft, below feathered
area.
9) Can leave the first two primaries for aesthetics and clip an additional
primary.
10) Do not clip feathers with blood shaft.

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