When You Have a Bird That Won't Fly...

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Blue throated macaw "Jinx", Camelot macaws "Comet" & "Tusa"   I received this question after the entry of mine No Excuses: Ideas for exercising your bird.   Hey, I read your article on exercising bird by flying them. But my question is how do you get a bird to exercise by flying (even just in...
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No Excuses: Ideas for Exercising Your Bird

Excuses people make up for why their bird doesn't fly or get enough exercise bug the heck out of me! It's a real pet peeve. So I decided I'd make a post on some ideas that should help most of you exercise your bird as often as you can manage. Because we're traveling to large arenas that seat thousands of people every week, our birds get lots o...
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Accidents Happen: Thank God for Freeflight

Photo by Dave Location: Moab, Utah Pictured: Galah "Bondi" Today I went to move my small birds from their travel cages to their aviary. It isn't a long distance, maybe 60 feet... from the gravel to the grass. I opened the aviary door and left it that way, as it was empty, and I planned on getting two birds in at once to lessen the amount of t...
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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 wi...
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Freestyle Flyer's Club in California

Photo by Gilbert Location: Palm Springs, CA The Freestyle Flyer's Club is all about people interested in freeflight training their parrots for the outdoors and Dave and I try to visit as many places as we possibly can to share the gift of watching freeflight with everyone who'd like to watch!  We are currently in Palm Springs, CA flying our ...
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