What are the advantages of clipping my bird’s flight feathers?

Clipping a bird’s flight feathers is painless and a common practice among bird owners.  A bird with trimmed flight feathers will not be able to fly, but will be able to glide.  Safety is the main reason people choose to keep their birds wings clipped.  In case your bird accidentally gets outside, it will not be able to fly away, up into trees and out of sight.  Also, if you are finger training a bird, having its flight feathers clipped can help make the training sessions easier as the bird cannot fly out of reach.