Windows, Doors, Fans, Etc.
Like their wild counterparts, pet birds can be adept flyers but often face hazards in homes that wild birds would never encounter. Flighted pet birds often fly out open windows and doors and smack into mirrors and ceiling fans. They also fly into open washers, dryers and refrigerators. If they land on top of an open door, and if that door is slammed, they may get crushed.
Pet birds can fly into open containers of hot food and liquid (such as coffee, tea, soup and boiling water) and into open flames (in fireplaces and lit candles). They can fly into open toilets, where they may drown, or down to the floor, where they may accidentally get stepped on. Birds also fly into Venetian blinds where they get stuck between slats or caught up in cords.
If you are going to allow your bird to fly, he or she must be supervised when out of the cage. Otherwise, you can limit your bird’s ability to fly with a temporary wing clipping, performed by your veterinarian, that should allow your bird to sail safely to the floor but not get lift and that will grow back in a few months if you decide that flight is right.