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My african grey is flapping crazy - video

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He sure is flapping mad.

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This is perch flapping.
My Janosch (unable to fly) does it several times a day. I encourage him to do it, it's good for his health.

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Yes, I've only seen this done by birds that can't fly, can he?
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Cute! I've seen many birds who can fly do it. Birds of prey especially do it a lot. She's so fun Is she doing it on command?

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She does understand me when I tell her to fly . When I say to her "wow, that is beautiful!" she gets even more crazy, haha.

To be honest - any ordinary house birdroom is never going to be big enough for a grey to fly in - they need a room at least the size of a tennis court to be able to fly comfortably. flapping her wings like mad and gripping on to my finger for support is the next best thing to flying .


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Yes, I've only seen this done by birds that can't fly, can he?

Sometimes when she falls off her perch she can fly quite well to somewhere safe, she won't fly on her own accord if she doesn't have to .

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She does understand me when I tell her to fly . When I say to her "wow, that is beautiful!" she gets even more crazy, haha.

To be honest - any ordinary house birdroom is never going to be big enough for a grey to fly in - they need a room at least the size of a tennis court to be able to fly comfortably. flapping her wings like mad and gripping on to my finger for support is the next best thing to flying .
Well, I guess it depends on the individual gray because mine live in a regular size room and fly around it all the time, especially the timneh which also flies out the room, down the stairs, through the living room and into the dining room looking for my husband and, when she doesn't find him, comes back to perch on the stairs banister and, when I say: "Pookey, shoop shoop!" from the second floor she flies up the stairs to perch on my head so I can walk her back into the birdroom.
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I adopter this grey only last year, she was 17 when I adopted her. I don't think all her previous owners had given her the opportunity to exercise her wings. She is now just nervous about flying and is used to her old ways of being a perch potato.


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Well, I guess it depends on the individual gray because mine live in a regular size room and fly around it all the time, especially the timneh which also flies out the room, down the stairs, through the living room and into the dining room looking for my husband and, when she doesn't find him, comes back to perch on the stairs banister and, when I say: "Pookey, shoop shoop!" from the second floor she flies up the stairs to perch on my head so I can walk her back into the birdroom.
Your house and your birdroom must be a lot bigger than my place

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Who needs a fan when you've got this lovely African grey to cool you with her wings?


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Here is a video of my grey flying - she can fly http://youtu.be/Uf3gwGZ_0Bo

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She can fly quite well!

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Very nice! One of our Budgies love to perch fly in the cage and she can fly quite well. One of Linnies that is still getting his primaries and can't fly well also likes to do this.

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