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people run with their parrots,does this help in free flight?

Postby Acka » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:49 am

Ive seen people in youtube videos run with their parrots when flying outdoors, ? does this help, ? because im thinking of taking my :gcc: outdoors this week. thanks. :D
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Re: people run with their parrots,does this help in free flight?

Postby marie83 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 6:04 am

On a harness? If not please don't as you will probably lose your bird, no matter how well trained.
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Re: people run with their parrots,does this help in free flight?

Postby Acka » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:56 am

Yes i have a harness, :D
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Re: people run with their parrots,does this help in free flight?

Postby marie83 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:46 am

Ok, well to start off with I would just get him used to being outside before you start trying to get him to fly outside. He may already be used to being outside in a cage or aviary perhaps but a harness may make him feel more vulnerable to start off with as there is no enclosed feeling.

As for the running I have no idea, hopefully someone else can help you more with that but definitely make slow progressions if your not sure.
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Re: people run with their parrots,does this help in free flight?

Postby Acka » Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:29 am

Thanks for your help.
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Re: people run with their parrots,does this help in free flight?

Postby shannynandyoshi » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:38 am

really depends on the bird.
Yoshi and I walk from home to the park every day. We sit down there for a while and he has a fly then we walk home again.
Usually he'll sit on my shoulder the whole time, but sometimes he does big loops around the nearby houses and back to me again.
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Re: people run with their parrots,does this help in free flight?

Postby charlieandkiwi » Thu Nov 22, 2012 2:55 am

shannynandyoshi wrote:really depends on the bird.
Yoshi and I walk from home to the park every day. We sit down there for a while and he has a fly then we walk home again.
Usually he'll sit on my shoulder the whole time, but sometimes he does big loops around the nearby houses and back to me again.


Is he on a harness when he does this? I don't think I could ever let my parrots try this, as there are a lot of birds of prey in the area and they are very easily scared by these birds.
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