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Old 09-15-2012, 04:51 PM
13yr. old male umbrella cockatoo, we call him Amigo! 7yr. old Goffin cockatoo, she IS Sassy!!
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Re: Backyard free range

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I think a flighted bird would be more safe, out in the open, than a clipped bird. That would require recall training and a special bond between you and your bird.

My umbrella cockatoo lives, mostly, outside and there is always a fear of predators grabbing him but because he can fly, I feel his chances for escape are better. His personality is such, that he would be a tough customer for most hawks!
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:57 PM
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Squirrel-GCC (suspected male), Alice- female cockatiel, Beattle- male lineolated parakeet, No name yet- female lineolated parakeet Dingo- male American budgie, Darwin- male English Budgie
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Re: Backyard free range

You could always put up aviary netting over your whole yard and sides.
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