“Wing flapping” is characterized by a bird holding onto a perch with its feet and flapping its wings vigorously.
This is a normal form of exercise for birds, whether their flight feathers are trimmed or not. It is, however, seen more in birds with trimmed feathers, as flight is not allowed them.
Nothing needs to be done, except perhaps to put paperweights on all one’s papers!
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