Sounds like it would be fun for them, but what if they got distracted and didn't come back...
I couldn't do it.
Well I am not saying I will do this, but, The more I look at my birds I feel they want to fly 'sometimes"
I have 2 cockatiels I rescued that are disabled and I take them out all the time and you can almost feel their joy of being outside sitting on my maple tree,.
I am one that soothes ppl and animals.
I have a pug. a cat and 2 Chihuahuas one is a 2 lb "Teacup" they never bark or nip... very unusual most ppl don't believe me.. They al get along and all sleep in the same crowded bed.
I think, in my heart he will come back... I too am nervous but if we can't have faith in something what is the point of trying anything. We take a chance every day when we cross the street or drive our car, are we sure we will come back?
Silly I know but it is something I must think about. But I always say if someone else can do it so can I.. As for your point that he may get distracted, indeed that is possible but the last two times this accidently happened I sat with him and talked to him.. This time I will be walking out the door with him on my hand. Giving him permission... Free flight must work or no one would do it..
Thanks so much for all your comments..
I am going to attempt to show a pic of Charlie at the top of the tree... the other is his attempting to come down and he is talking to me... some say they never heard of a Conure that ever came back.... mine did...twice..