Freeflying in Washington State

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Freeflying: Camelot Macaw "Comet"

Recently my brother in law moved to a bigger house on more property to make room for their third kiddo into the family! They've done a great job teaching my niece Brielle and nephew Jimmy about parrots and how to respect them. I didn't have to tell them to keep their distance, or what might scare our birds, they already knew and showed great respect for our parrots. I was really proud and relieved, because it made it easy to just enjoy the experience for me.

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Freeflying: Camelot Macaw "Comet"

Because the house is on a hill, the flights sent Comet swooshing down the hill and up, up, up into the wind and beautiful scenery. He seemed to have a lot of fun. I think we will be flying here a lot more often the more we visit. We used to have to drive to a nearby park to fly the birds, and have flown there before, but right outside the porch will be much nicer! Heck, we could freefly in our pajamas now if we wanted! ;)

Photo by Sally Womach Location: Centralia, WA Pictured: Camelot Macaw "Comet"

Perhaps in the future I'll be teaching my parrots to recall to my niece and nephew soon enough!

More pictures from this day here on our flickr.

If you're interested in teaching your current parrot freeflight, or want to get a new baby bird to teach freeflight to, contact us for information on taking our 3 month long freeflight course by writing for more information on how to enroll.

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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Hello, I have a 1-year old Indian Ringneck parrot that I plan on teaching free flight. She’s currently learning how to recall a few steps away from her cage and responds well to pecans. I’d love to get her into a harness as well and would love to feel confident enough to bring her outside. Thanks


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