Trained Parrot BlogParrot Wizard Online Parrot Toy StoreThe Parrot Forum

Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Discuss indoor freeflight and managing freeflighted birds around the house. How to live with a flighted parrot.

Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby Michael » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:39 pm

I posted a story to facebook about Truman bumping into me which makes me wonder if you ever get hit by your flying parrots?
User avatar
Michael
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 6033
Location: New York
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Senegal Parrot, Cape Parrot, Green-Winged Macaw
Flight: Yes

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby liz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:55 pm

Myrtle has enhanced her flying and is able to hit the top of my head when she goes by (deliberatly). If I put my hand up she will navigate around it. I was standing in the doorway this morning when she wanted to go through. She ducked under my arm and went on.
User avatar
liz
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 6286
Location: Hernando FL
Number of Birds Owned: 13
Types of Birds Owned: DYH Amazon Rainbow
BF Amazon Myrtle
Cockatiels: Shadow Tammy Tommy Maggie Lacy Flutter Phoenix Jackie Andy Gimpy Louise
Flight: Yes

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby GlassOnion » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:24 pm

Apple lands ON my lip sometimes..
GlassOnion
African Grey
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 1305
Location: Canada
Number of Birds Owned: 3
Types of Birds Owned: Cockatiels, Ruppell's Parorot
Flight: Yes

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby evaleen » Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:33 am

my budgie dosnt fly INTO me, but boy...
he sure has AIM!!!
(aiming his poop on my head that is)
(he loves watching me scram into the washroom) :shock:
love + patience + care + consistency= a feathered friend. ^__^
User avatar
evaleen
Lovebird
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 36
Number of Birds Owned: 7
Types of Birds Owned: a mustache parakeet
3 budgies (not tame)
a tame budgie
a mayna
a chiken
Flight: Yes

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby liz » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:30 am

Myrtle slammed into my back this morning but I think it was deliberate. She then climbed onto my shoulder for kisses.
User avatar
liz
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 6286
Location: Hernando FL
Number of Birds Owned: 13
Types of Birds Owned: DYH Amazon Rainbow
BF Amazon Myrtle
Cockatiels: Shadow Tammy Tommy Maggie Lacy Flutter Phoenix Jackie Andy Gimpy Louise
Flight: Yes

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby dohcsvt » Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:27 am

Mine have never crashed innto me, but they have crash landed a few times.
Stanley the Sun Conure :sun:
Ollie the Green Cheek Conure :gcc:
Stan and Ollie the great comedy duo, always making me chuckle!!
User avatar
dohcsvt
Conure
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 230
Number of Birds Owned: 2
Types of Birds Owned: A green cheek conure and a sun conure.
Flight: No

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby spiral » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:03 am

my blugie crash anded into me when i was a kid but my ring neck does not do that as shes alot more agile and less nervous.
spiral
Conure
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 100
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: indian ringneck
Flight: Yes

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby liz » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:02 pm

Myrtle crashed into the side of my head. She usually does a parrot call as she goes through doorways. It is sort of like "I'm coming through get out of my way". She forgot to this time and hit me on the side of the head. She didn't get hurt and kept flying but it scared the boogers out of me.
User avatar
liz
Macaw
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is female
Posts: 6286
Location: Hernando FL
Number of Birds Owned: 13
Types of Birds Owned: DYH Amazon Rainbow
BF Amazon Myrtle
Cockatiels: Shadow Tammy Tommy Maggie Lacy Flutter Phoenix Jackie Andy Gimpy Louise
Flight: Yes

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby Polarn » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:37 am

My little Polarn seems to have trouble seeing black walls from time o time... I got the wall above my bed painted black currently, and this is the only place he has crashed so far and a couple of times too.... he kinda realizes there is a wall there to late and tries to turn up but he always flies with the belly into the wall then drops down into the bed.... I am considering painting the wall in a different color, altho he has only been here little more than a week and crashed twice... but not in the past 5. days ... so them 3 times he did crash into that wall was all during the first 4 days... so not sure if he has learnt there is a wall there.

However he for some reason dont like to fly off the bed... so thats one of the few times i actually does step up... even if it is just until I lift him up a couple of inches then he flies again. but if i keep my hand down against the bed he will stand on it and kinda wait for me to lift it... when i figured this i started to make him jump down on the floor and start his flight on his own instead, becouse I dont want to learn him that stepping up means fly around.
User avatar
Polarn
Amazon
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 608
Location: Alicante, Spain
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: Greenwing macaw
Flight: Yes

Re: Do your parrots ever crash into you?

Postby Fportilla77 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:38 pm

Nope never. But once it crashed into a wall and it just stayed there and didnt move.
Fportilla77
Lovebird
 
Gender: This parrot forum member is male
Posts: 28
Number of Birds Owned: 1
Types of Birds Owned: Pacific parrotlet
Flight: Yes

Next

Return to Indoor Freeflight

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Parrot ForumArticles IndexTraining Step UpParrot Training BlogPoicephalus Parrot InformationParrot Wizard Store