This morning I had to rush my poor 4 month old Sebastian to the vet. some background info: I got Sebastian when he was 8 weeks old. He had a terrible wing clip. I believe in clipping wings for training purposes but not until the birds are around 6 months old and have already had a chance to learn how to fly. Because he was clipped at 8 weeks he never had the chance to learn to fly. From the time I got him he hasn't been able to get around the cage well unless he can grab on to something, he won't even hop on to different perches. His only way of getting around is climbing from perch to perch or by climbing the cage bars. Since I knew he has issues getting around I added more perches to make it easier on him until he grew out his wings and he could learn to fly. He falls constantly. During the day, at night, all the time. He's in a big cage with my older boy Lorenzo, it's a Prevue F040. Sebastian can be on the top perch, lose his footing trying to move to a new spot, and fall to the bottom of the cage. Because of this he has knocked out all his wing feathers as soon as they grow back in. Up until today there has been very little blood. Nothing I couldn't stop and clean up on my own. Then this morning around 8am I heard him fall in the cage. I figured it was just his typical fall and waited about 15 min before I went to check on him. When I did get over to the cage there was SO much blood. On his wing, his side, his beak. He was flapping his wings and it was spraying everywhere. I then noticed he also knocked out the rest of his tail feathers and they were bleeding along with a little blood on his other wing. I immediately got him out and tried to stop the bleeding but overtime I would make progress he would flap around and it would bleed again. I called my vet and took him in. They ended up having to pull 16 feathers between both wings and his tail. The vet was really busy and didn't have much time to talk to me (they worked me in). He told me to keep a nightlight on so he doesn't have night frights. I know that this is not a case of night frights, this is a case of a baby tiel who never learned how to get around. Considering this doesn't just happen at night. So my question is, what can I do to prevent this? I've added so much to the cage already to make it easier on him. The perches are mainly in the top half with about 2-3 in the bottom half. I didn't want too many at the bottom for him to bounce off of when he falls. I had him in a smaller cage but then he would just go into a corner of the cage and flap his wings as fast as he could, which would then cause bleeding from him flapping them against the cage bars. I tried putting a towel on the bottom of the cage but he still manages to hit the sides of the cage when he falls and bleeds. The towel also got so gross and even though I washed it every day, it was nasty. The vet did give me a bottle of medication to put on from now on to stop the bleeding, it also tastes bad so it will keep him from picking at the feathers. I'm worried he's going to hit his head or something one of these times when he falls and seriously hurt himself. I feel like he needs to be in a padded cage... lol.