Idea Exchange: Help bird owners understand what a wing trim is and isn't

Feb 01, 2006
By staff

Before trimming a bird's wings, make sure the owner understands the procedure. Most important, the owner should know that wing trims are not meant to completely keep birds from flying. I designed this handout for my bird-owning clients, so we can discuss wing trims before they are performed.

Dr. Jeffrey Rhody
Laurel, Md.