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Old 10-28-2019, 11:04 PM
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Re: parrot flying exercises - outdoors?

Quote: Originally Posted by Miarobi View Post
The parrot, though not a stupid bird, is unlikely to find a way home like a dog.
Perhaps an oversimplification, if not outright misstatement. They usually lack the SKILLS to come back.

1) downward flight: They fly up into a tree, but downward flight is an entirely different skill, one many captive birds donít learn. So when they are stuck in a tree high up, they literally donít know how to get down.

2) winds: they arenít trained to fly against winds, donít have the fitness to do so. Donít know how to navigate the winds.

Then thereís fear of flying when predators are around. They are exposed when they fly, and they know it. So they freeze up in place.
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