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Old 10-12-2012, 06:18 PM
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Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

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Date: 2012-10-10, 5:03PM PDT
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If you found a red headed parrot in Laguna Hills.... That flys very well... please release him. He is a free flying parrot and he knows where home is.. Hes out every day and comes back periodically through the day for food and water and comes back to sleep at night. He hasnt checked in with me... so assuming someone captured him. Hes been in this freeflight environment for over a year now... So please release him so he can come home to his family or call me IF YOU HAVE HIM. thank u 7 14 3 6 6 6 7 0 2. Thank you!
What do you think of this?

So irresponsible...the bird would be lucky if someone took him in. More likely he was eaten.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:31 AM
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

A member on this site has a umbrella cockatoo that lives in a similar way, although I'd never do this in a city if I was going to (very unlikely, I'm not willing to chance it)
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:44 AM
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

You have to keep in mind that the member with the cockatoo owns I think 25 acers of land ,no offence, but way out in the boonies. For the average parrot I don't feel that it is safe and would not allow it. I know my three would be hawk snacks
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:26 PM
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

I would not dare to let my fids freely fly like that, but I would also hold my prejudice before knowing the whole story. Prabably the bird have been trained like this :TWO UNUSUAL BIRDS AND AN UNUSUAL OWNER - FBwiki

Eventhough I freefly my three parrots ( two conures and a CAG) I only let them fly within my sight...a small field, roaming arround my front yard, neighborhood etc
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:42 PM
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

Here's a free flight gone wrong

It's old so it might have been posted before.

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Old 10-30-2012, 09:02 PM
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

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Here's a free flight home wrong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKlx...e_gdata_player

It's old so it might have been posted before.
that video had me in tears! so sad
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:26 PM
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

I do own that rogue cockatoo and live on 160 acres, in the middle of nowhere! I think that this bird would come home, if it was aloud to, especially since he's been free to do so for over a year now! Yikes! I would be devastated if someone kept my free flying bird against his will! All my neighbors know of Amigo and if he ever showed up there, I would get a call.
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

Amigo has been flying freely for over two years, he knows his territory, he is learned about hawks, not saying that one couldn't take him out, just saying, he is very aware. I hope their bird comes back to them, safe.
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:40 AM
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

Holy moly Mare!!
If I lived on 160 acres I would probably let my 'too have a fair bit of freedom as well. I know its not uncommon here in Aus for farmers etc to have a 'too pet who is 'free'. Though I wouldn't allow an exotic free reign, but its a different thing here in Aus being isolated, exotics pose a huge risk to our natives.

I don't like the idea of it in highly populated areas especially with a smaller bird. Large 'toos are much better at taking care of themselves and much less likely to be captured by well meaning bird lovers.

But I have just sectioned off my patio area with aviary netting and intend on increasing the size of the area to include more and more of my yard I'm pretty excited about the idea I love the idea of letting a bird be a bird but also having that extra protection or captivity.

I used to watch Tui all the time... and was so shocked when I found out she had gone missing. I hope to have an african grey eventually (in fact I may have a deposit down on one to pay off over the next few years!) and I know how it feels to have lost a very dearly loved bird. That guy loved his bird so much he was staying in America for it. <3

Ahhh and there's the Kookaburras cackling ... I love Australia and living across the road from parkland. (its 6:30pm here and we have trick or treaters coming and going)
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Re: Is this what is meant by Free Flight?

Knowing all the predators that like to snack on birds, I'd never let any bird just roam free without security. Even my ground birds have 8 strands of hot wire and a LGD to keep them safe.
Owls, weasels, rats, other birds like crows, hawks, dogs, cats, coyotes, foxes, coons and many other critters waiting for a pretty little bird to make a mistake. And thats not listing any man made dangers.
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