Well, thanks to so many of you leaving me such great suggestions, no wing clipping for Packer. I schlepped his cage into my bedroom twice now, closed the blinds, covered the mirror and opened the cage door. First time, 30 minutes into it he left the cage. Zoomed into all four walls. Zoom, whack, zoom, whack, zoom, whack zoom, whack! Then whacked himself on the ceiling. I was cringing. He finally landed on the top of the dresser mirror. Stayed there for another half hour. Flew to the floor and promptly went under the bed, where he stayed for a long time! Zoomed around, landed, with difficulty, in a basket, stayed, completely motionless. Eventually (three hours from the time we went into the bedroom!) he managed to find the top of his cage and I got him inside with a small perch and a treat. He was silent for the remainder of the day! Next day, he got on my finger for the first time! Whoot whoot! Used a treat, which I've done before, but this time worked. Tried fly time number two. Only 15 minutes till out of cage. Clumsy flight, but much less whacking. Whew! Landing here and there, much more zooming. Landed somewhere....couldn't find him. Called sweetly for 20 minutes and then saw his little yellow head peek out from behind a book in a bookcase. Another kind of long story short, after about two hours, he landed on cage and struggled to find his way in. Got him in the cage ON MY FINGER...treat luring him all the way. Progress! He sat in the cage and panted for about half an hour, and then when I got him back out into his regular spot he started chirping. Wow! Won't have time for flight training for a couple of days. It was a horrible weekend in many other ways, but I managed to be calm with the birdie. to all you wonderful bird people.