If i get mini silver appleyards (or australian spotteds) should i clip the appropriate wing feathers? Help me add to the list: Pros: It's surely fun to fly Provides a quick escape from land-based predators? Cons: Might not come back? Might annoy the neighbors We have a decent sized yard in a suburban setting. There is a creek at the end of the street (four houses down) that might tempt them.