Her reaction makes me wonder if she wore one in her previous home.
[Note: It is not recommended to put a flight suit on your bird as soon as you get it without acclimating them to it beforehand (usually over a period of several days to a week or more).]
Since Missy seemed so comfortable with the suit and with me rubbing it on her, etc - after about maybe 2 hours of playing with it and rubbing her with it, cuddling, etc., she didn't seems to mind it at all, so I decided to see if she'd let me put it on her.
She surprised me! She didn't put up much of a fuss while it went on (she
did keep trying to crawl off toward the millet spray I'd laid on the table though.
) I was kind of expecting a lot of squawking and her fighting me after what I'd read of trying to get older birds used to suits and harnesses.
I wasn't able to get any pics of her in it outside, because I needed all of my attention on her at the time and didn't want to try balancing a camera and keeping an eye out for her safety at the same time. So here are a few from inside beforehand.
She did nibble on the straps a bit after it went on, but she settled down a lot after I took her outside. It's going to take a little bit of getting use to, but wow, she is so easy about it! I'm also really glad the lady called me and we got a medium instead - it fits perfect!
I let her fly around the living room with it on for a few minutes before taking it off. She flies well in it and didn't refuse to poop in it. (I'd read some people's birds refused to poop while the suit was on.) If she was mad at me, you wouldn't know it. as soon as I took it off she was back in my lap begging for scritches.
-Rowdy & Missy