This question came in attached to my "Taming Parakeets" post. Thought I'd share the answer with everyone.
|This isn't one of my birds. I've never|
clipped their wings. This photo comes
from "Bourke's Parakeets" by
If there are cats or dogs in the house, I wouldn't clip them. If not, and you can't always retrieve the bird to put it back in its cage, then clipping might be appropriate. It doesn't hurt them if done correctly. Personally, I like to let my tame birds out to fly free, but they always go back into their cage for me. They consider it their home.
Again, each situation is different and needs your evaluation and decision.
Sending Splendid & Bourke Blessings Your Way.