Dive Bombing Parrot

Photo by Dave Location: Palm Springs, CA Dive bomber: Galah "Bandit" 

My parrot Bandit is SO much fun to fly outdoors. He is a chaotic little man that loves his fun and games. Indoors, we play a game where I pretty much throw him like a football into the air and he closes his wings tight to his body and DROPS as fast as he can, opening his wings at the very last second so he doesn't hit the ground! 

It's AMAZING to watch him do this and he spazzes out afterwards in a flying frenzy and comes back to do it all over again! He always lasts longer at this game than I do...

Photo by Dave Location: Palm Springs, CA Dive bomber: Galah "Bandit"

Now, I'm surely not recommending you do this with your parrot but I think it's a really comical and fun thing mine does. I was able to take a fun game we did inside and do it outside. I make sure not to throw Bandit around too much, because I want him to know he can come and land on me if he's nervous about something outdoors and is seeking safety.

This next photo demonstrates this game probably the best where Bandit is holding his wings so close that he falls/drops faster than ever for the biggest rush out of flying possible! 

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, UT Dive bomber: Galah "Bandit" 

I have yet to really catch it on video but the first time my uncle saw it outdoors he said, "I thought maybe that bird didn't work and was going to crash right into the dirt! He didn't open his wings until the last second!" it was too funny and it's a great sight to see if you have a chance to join us one day and enjoy Bandit's amazing stunts!

Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.

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