So I have three parakeets. My first yellow budgie is a rescue that I got from the wild. The second is from a bad pet store that had 10 crammed in a small cage. The third comes from a good pet store. They are all separated because they seem to not 100% get along. I've been trying to tame them but it's been 7 months and because of the trauma the first two experienced they never came around. I just wanted them to be able to roam with no fear because my home is not budgie safe and I wanted a safety clip. I've been reading here that you DO NOT clip secondaries and to go see a vet for it to be done. The vet clipped secondaries and I am SO upset because I explicitly told her to only do primaries and I want my babies to be able to glide down. I feel so upset with myself because I've been trying so hard!!!! I tried my best to educate myself as I am a first time bird and budgie owner. I love them so much and just...wanted them to be safe and to be able to roam outside but not fly away. I feel entirely responsible and I am worried that they'd hurt themselves because she left the first primary or two, cut the rest and some secondary. I don't think that cut EVEN makes sense and I am upset. You'd think a veterinarian would know about this!!! Please help me ensure my babies don't get hurt. I'm considering getting some rope perches and putting them as "helper perches" around so they can move about easier and not hurt themselves. I am so frustrated. They do not feel comfortable on low perches. All three feel comfortable eating from my hand and drinking water from their water dish as I hold it, but none feel entirely comfortable on my hand (they may bite, or not go onto the hand at all). The last and littlest one stays on my hand without biting for a few seconds and leaves (she is the most tamed and I got her to try and condition the others to let them see that I am not dangerous).