Freeflying Parrots Around the USA

Our most recent adventure in the freestyle flyer's club was spent in Waynesboro, Virginia with Chex the Harlequin macaw and Bonnie, the blue throated macaw! Bonnie is the newest member of the club, getting her wings exercised. I thought for sure Jinx (my blue throat) would love her but he wasn't a fan... guess he's just not got an eye for the ...
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Another Freeflying Bird Livin' The Life!

Photo by Jason Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Freeflying: Galah "Ace"  For more photos of Ace freeflying in Idaho, click here.  So you guys should remember, Ace, the galah... he was raised with my own galah, Bandit, for a while. We raised Ace part way for some friends and bird-sitted Ace for 24 hours... he's made his number of appearances in...
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Storm's 45 Days with Me are Over...

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Moab, Utah Freeflight: Blue Fronted Amazon "Storm"  Hopefully most of you remember me talking about the Amazon parrot, Storm, and how I was going to be fostering him for a total of 45 days. Well, that 45 days ended a little bit ago and I'm still here in Moab, Utah with his owners. The other blog where I talk abo...
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Freeflight Adventures with My Parrots

I know a lot of people are thrilled with the idea of freeflying your parrot outdoors and it is an amazing experience for both the bird and owner. However, there are serious dangers in allowing your bird to have this life and there is tons of training that goes into being able to do it with your bird in the first place. So don't attempt it with...
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Trees and Freeflight Parrots...

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Retrieving in the tree: Camelot Macaw "Tusa"  This is the true version of freeflying your parrot outside! Landing in trees... it's just going to happen. I remember when Cressi, my Congo Grey, was at a level 3 in freeflight (meaning she could fly with some wind in treed areas with slopes and dips) and I was ...
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Myth: Freeflighted Birds Don't Talk

Photo by Dave Location: Orlando, FL Cockatoos: Galahs "Bondi" and "Bandit" A huge discouragement to letting a bird be a bird and use its natural ability to fly... is this myth that flighted birds don't talk. This is completely false!  I know, because I have both types of birds; the one who never flew outside before (Bondi, my galah) and one who...
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