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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Fri Jul 03, 2015 6:12 pm

These are what I was told.

This guy who imports young parrots from Holland. He would spend some time with the parrots before selling them to his clients. He chose the one that come to him on cue when called. He learned this trait from the Taiwanese free fly groups. Chosing the species is also important. Best parrots to free fly are macaws, cockatoos, ekkies and conures. We don't have many choices of species here. The most popular free fly parrots are macaws and conures.

Others told me they hand fed their babies outside the house until they are fully fledged and at the same time recall trained their babies during feeding sessions. This is the best way to train them to free fly. They don't even use harness during the training.

I bought my grey at the age of 1 month as my breeder would not hand feed his babies beyond this age. I did not have the opportunity to choose the "best" and besides that I couldn't do the hand feeding outside my house as my neighbors' cats always hangout in my house compound.

In fact, I can now free fly my grey but I don't have the guts to do so. The pain of losing a grey is unbreable as I have lost one before. I had always wanted to free fly my green cheeks but none of them were interested to fly outside. :(
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Wolf » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:02 pm

I understand, I have not lost any of my birds and won't free fly any of them. I almost lost Kookooloo, my Grey, once and will not risk that again.
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:14 am

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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:17 am

Wolf wrote:I understand, I have not lost any of my birds and won't free fly any of them. I almost lost Kookooloo, my Grey, once and will not risk that again.


That is the risk of free flying.
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Wolf » Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:24 am

I agree that it is part of the risk of free flying, because I recovered my bird, some are not as fortunate and that is the real risk. At least that is how I think about it.
So was this last video a new years celebration?
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:17 am

I live in a Muslim country. The Muslims are celebrating their Ramadan festival while we enjoy the holidays.
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby liz » Sat Jul 18, 2015 6:36 am

Wolf wrote:I understand, I have not lost any of my birds and won't free fly any of them. I almost lost Kookooloo, my Grey, once and will not risk that again.


Myrtle is an great flier but when the wind sucked her off my shoulder it was all she could do to keep herself right side up. When she was finally able to grab a tree twig she was so high that a guy in the neighborhood had to climb to get her. There are more problems out there beside preditors.
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:07 am

Kilaya ...cag
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Wolf » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:43 am

Thank you once again for sharing with us, I just love watching her flying in the park.
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Re: Outdoor recall

Postby Erithacus » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:03 pm

I found a new field to fly Kilaya. This field is much larger and I don't have to worry about Kilaya flying to the trees. The trees are out of reach.

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