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Old 09-28-2015, 03:13 PM
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Re: Never done free flight before.. help!!

If you don't know what you are doing, chances are you will lose your bird!

Harness train!

You DON'T just take a flighted bird outside hoping that he will come back for his favorite toy... BECAUSE HE MIGHT NOT... HE COULD FLY OFF AND GET LOST. (AND CHANCES ARE HE WILL, JUST TO GET A LOOK AT THE GREAT OUTDOORS FOR THE FIRST TIME.)

THIS IS AN INSANELY RISKY THING TO DO... IF HE ISN'T TRAINED.

And if a captive bird gets lost, he doesn't have any wild bird forraging skills, and has not flock for protection. That means they starve to death or die of thirst, if the predators don't get him first.

YOU CAN'T LEARN FREE FLIGHT TRAINING OVER AN INTERNET CHAT ROOM. It's a very involved sort of training.

If you're bird doesn't know STEP UP yet, and NO BITE yet, then why would you think he'd be ready for FLY TO ME ON COMMAND?!

The first steps are done in an environment where they can't fly off and get lost. NOT the great outdoors.

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