How to Get Your Older Parrot to Fly

Photo by Dave Location: Centralia, WA Flying: Blue throated macaw "Jinx" It can be a huge challenge to encourage an older bird to fly. Depending on the situation, of course. But if you have an older bird and it refuses to fly, it’s likely because it has never flown in the past and it literally does not have the muscles to do so. When they sta...
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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 dist...
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Freeflying Another Galah: Ace (The First Time)

Photo by Dave Womach Location: Hidaglo, TX Smothered with love: Galah "Bandit" I kind of love how unplanned my life can be sometimes. I like going by the seat of my pants, and I love offering that lifestyle to my parrots. It's probably the best thing I can offer them. Everyone knows about my baby boy Bandit, and what an all-star he is when i...
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My Lack of Freeflight Posts

Photo by Dave Womach Location: Hidaglo, Texas Landing: Camelot Macaw "Comet" I guess I should be saying sorry for my lack of posts in general, but specifically my freeflight posts have been few and far between and that's because not a lot of places I've been traveling to have allowed for me to take my birds out to fly freely. Either because o...
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A Huge Breakthrough in Flight Training: Retrying

Our military macaw has always struggled with flying well. Mostly because he would spook and panic if he missed his first attempt at a landing, and end up crashing. We tried training him in a flight aviary where he could learn on his own time, we tried batting cages, we tried having him watch birds that were good at it and learning from them (o...
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Everything Happens for a Reason: Keeping Your Bird

Photo by Dave Womach Location: Carbondale, IL Pictured: Galah "Bandit" & Military Macaw "Crash" I'm one of those people that says, "Everything happens for a reason." we may not understand that reason til later, which is usually always the case. I've found that there's signs in life that subtly tell you what path you should be going down. ...
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