Do parrots fly more erratically in the wild? - Talk Parrots Forums

Talk Parrots General General parrot discussion, questions, help and information.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2014, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Age: 25
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Do parrots fly more erratically in the wild?

I think i might have read somewhere that they do. If they do, what's the reason? To fight off birds of prey?
Is it mainly smaller parrots that do this, again, if they do.

I'm not sure if i actually read it or if i dreamt i read it.
Sebastior is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2014, 02:32 PM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 99
                     
I haven't heard that myself! But I imagine they would

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2014, 04:53 PM


 
Kate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outer Sydney Australia
Age: 67
Posts: 887
Thanks: 135
Thanked 235 Times in 170 Posts
Rep Power: 36
                     
I think that would be dependant on species. I know that the wild Sulphur Crested Cockatoo's, Galah's and Corella's usually fly more in straight lines, as they go over my house at least twice a day. But the Rainbow Lorikeets that fly over fly more erratically.

In the wild the Budgies tend to fly in huge flocks and sort of in a zigzag movement to put the predatory birds off.
Kate is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-12-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Texas
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 37 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 6
 
My P'lets need air traffic control. If they are frightened they simply take off. Same with the 'Tiels although they don't get to far since they are clipped.

My P'lets crack me up though when I get home from work. The only time they are caged is if I leave the house for work, the rest of the time their cage door stays open and they come and go at will. You can tell that after 8-10 hrs of being in their cage on a work day that they are beyond ready to get out. I literally will get home, immediately go to my office, open their cage door first...this is before I set anything down, take off jacket etc.

They know my schedule and are waiting right at the door, as soon as it opens they are out and flying all over the office very erratically for a solid 20-30 minutes. It's like all that energy gets bottled up and they suddenly start acting like an ADHD kid who was given a sack full of sugar. They just go nuts flying all over the place, then they settle down once it's out of their system. Their navigation skills aren't very good though....
M'éanín's Mommy is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-13-2014, 03:00 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Age: 25
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
I've noticed my tiel flies quite erratically, keeps changing directions, going up and down and whatnot.

Haha that's cute with the parrotlets. I remember growing up, we had 2 budgies, i'd open the cage for them as soon as i got home from school, and they'd fly all around the living room for ages, taken a couple second breaks every now and then. Charming little birds.
Sebastior is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome