If you have never clipped your bird’s wings then it would be wise to seek a vet who follows the same clipping procedure as illustrated and is willing to show you how to clip your bird’s wings yourself.
The bird should be gently wrapped in a towel and laid on its back. By looking from the underside of the wings, it is easier to see if the bird has any new feathers growing. These are known as the blood feathers. Separate the "Greater under wing-coverts" (refer to diagram) to get a clear view. If there are any, then a mature feather should be left either side of the new growth to protect and support the new feather.
The feather shafts should be cut under the Greater under wing-coverts: approximately 10mm from the feather (refer to diagram).
This process should always be done using the correct equipment: stump-nosed scissors which can be obtained from a veterinary practice or good pet accessory outlet. Do not use ordinary scissors as these tend to crush and splinter the shaft rather than cut.
The diagram illustrates two methods of which are general guides. Always have your bird’s first aid kit close to hand when clipping wings and/or nails. Leave beak trimming to a specialist avian veterinarian at all times should it be required.