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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Wed Feb 10, 2016 8:37 pm

I am now training my conures at different spots in a new park. They are on leash. I am not a high risk taker. I want them to get more exposure at new places. They don't seem to be concern at new places. Conures are very different from African greys. Greys need more time to adjust to new surroundings.
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Fri Feb 19, 2016 10:13 pm

7th session free flight.

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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Wolf » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:07 am

I missed seeing this right off and just saw it. Your conures are doing very well and I am glad that you are not into taking too many risks. We all understand that we have to take some risks every now and then and hopefully we keep our brains functioning properly so that we can tell which risks are worth it and the ones that are not.
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:28 pm

Like mammals, birds can be taught to perform what we want them to do. I had done the same routine over and over with them at the same place until I was very sure they could do it without the leash. One of the conures was a bit playful. He wanted to do it his own way. As long as he stays within the playground it is fine with me. Besides free flying them at the playground, I take them for outdoor walk regularly in their hearnesses. The more they go out the calmer they will become. This will help to minimize the risk. I have seen some of my friends who could take their birds out to anywhere without harness. I wouldn't dare to take such risk.
Kilaya ...cag
Pipi, Zizi, Eclipse and Zico ... gcc
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Types of Birds Owned: Congo African Grey, Green cheek conures, Lovebirds, Cockatiels and Bulbul.
Flight: Yes

Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Wolf » Sat Feb 20, 2016 8:23 pm

I hear you about that as you never really know what might scare them or when.
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African Grey (CAG)
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Budgie
Flight: Yes

Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:39 pm

The more they are exposed to outdoor surroundings, the braver they will become. I walk them along roadside, crossing the roads and expose them to noises. These are part of the training I am using. They are less likely to get spooked now campared to when we first started.
Kilaya ...cag
Pipi, Zizi, Eclipse and Zico ... gcc
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Types of Birds Owned: Congo African Grey, Green cheek conures, Lovebirds, Cockatiels and Bulbul.
Flight: Yes

Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:34 pm

Sharing my friend's free flying Lory.

Kilaya ...cag
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Gender: This parrot forum member is male
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Number of Birds Owned: 19
Types of Birds Owned: Congo African Grey, Green cheek conures, Lovebirds, Cockatiels and Bulbul.
Flight: Yes

Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Wolf » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:16 pm

I really could not see the bird, other than a glimpse one or twice, while it was flying. Pretty bird though and that would have been a very nice flight to have seen.
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Gender: This parrot forum member is male
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Location: Lansing, NC
Number of Birds Owned: 6
Types of Birds Owned: Senegal
African Grey (CAG)
Yellow Naped Amazon
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Budgie
Flight: Yes

Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Thu Feb 25, 2016 9:04 am



No free flight here. Can't take the risk of losing my conure in the forest.
Kilaya ...cag
Pipi, Zizi, Eclipse and Zico ... gcc
Erithacus
Amazon
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 514
Location: Malaysia
Number of Birds Owned: 19
Types of Birds Owned: Congo African Grey, Green cheek conures, Lovebirds, Cockatiels and Bulbul.
Flight: Yes

Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Wolf » Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:43 am

Excellent video and a lot of great shots. Loved it immensely, thanks for sharing it.
Wolf
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Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 8679
Location: Lansing, NC
Number of Birds Owned: 6
Types of Birds Owned: Senegal
African Grey (CAG)
Yellow Naped Amazon
2Celestial Parrotlet
Budgie
Flight: Yes

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