I live in a rental with two other housemates and my partner. It's a less than ideal situation, but I just moved interstate and I couldn't leave my cockatiel behind. Right now my tiel is in the bedroom with me, again less than ideal but the main leaseholder didn't really seem keen on her being out with people because of the mess etc. so I make do with mainly keeping her in the bedroom, but if no one is home, I do a check of all windows, doors and kitchen and let her come out in the main part of the house.
I did that this morning, the housemates were home but only just getting up. I thought it might be nice for them to get some interaction with my bird so they can get used to her a bit. My housemate walked to the back door to open it (there is a secondary screen), when my tiel flew to his shoulder. He was a bit freaked out but I calmed him down and went to get her off his shoulder. At that point, he goes to open the door and walk outside, with my (somewhat flighty, not well enough trained) bird on his shoulder!!! I managed to stop him and birdie went straight back into my room, but geez I was shaking... It just reinforces the need for not just safety in the house, but educating other inhabitants, or taking measures against stupidity.
Needless to say, never again will the bird come out of the bedroom until I can harness train her.
Le sigh, I wish I could live by myself