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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-16-2015, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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My Conure did it again.

Last year my Charlie got out, totally my fault... I was going crazy thinking he was going to freeze that night. I stayed with him for 2 hours. Thankfully he flew to my maple in front.fter2 hours he flew right onto my head..

Yesterday he did it again, this time he went into the woods out back.. I could not find him even though I could hear him. Well much the same as last year 2 hours of chatting with a large oak tree. I relaxed some since I realized if he wanted to be free he would not be sitting here talking to me. So again 2 hours he flew right down onto my head.

I am wondering now since he did this twice and came back maybe he will always come back. Anyone have this happen? Does anyone let their birds fly free on a regular basis? On purpose?

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could let our birds out for a few hours, let them enjoy their freedom and have them come back to us? I am very tempted to take him out one my hand and see if he will like to just sit with my on my hand or shoulder on a semi controlled setting..

I take my Cockatiels out often, they were rescues and can't fly I now they love it..
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People do it a lot... They call it free flight. I would personally be to scared to do it. The people that do though have Congo African Greys or Macaws... But maybe if you can train with a harness might give you some peace of mind.

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Some people make recall training with their parrots.
In Germany you can book workshops with a parrot trainer for that.
When they come back to their humans totally reliable they can take them out.
Without successful recall training I would never take my birds out.
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Sounds like it would be fun for them, but what if they got distracted and didn't come back...
I couldn't do it.

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Originally Posted by MissyBird View Post
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..

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