Clipping Wings

To clip or not to clip?

Clipping your bird’s wings, which prevents him from flying, isn’t a decision you’ll want to wing, pet-lovers. There are lots of opinions flying around that are for and against the practice. Pro-clippers chirp that wing-clipping is for your bird’s own safety, so he doesn’t hurt himself by flying into things like fans or light fittings, or escape through windows. Anti-clippers peck back, saying depriving a bird of its natural ability to fly may cause psychological and physical damage.

Your best bet is to do your research, even talk to your vet to get all the feathery facts, and decide whether your African Gray is better off at Ground Level.