I understand! i am thinking the same thing, but i know as soon as i can get in to get puddles wings clipped they will be. i do not want my bird on my windows where i can climb to get only. I prefer to have a perched bird, so clipped is the best for me. How long did it take for her to discover she could fly where she wanted? (just a referance to see when i should clip Puddles wings)
Do all your birds hang around together? if so the others should help with the transition.
I have heard others clip only some of the feahters, for appearance and only slight change in flight. Have you heard of this? Maybe look into that. If you want Louie to still be able to fly a bit that option may work best for you. Hmm i heard the girl that painted her nails blue (gar whats her name
does that clip and you could ask her for tips and see if she recommends it to you.