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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

I could not see the video.

I let my birds free fly.... in my house! They would be gone in a second if I let them outside!
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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:48 PM
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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

My Cooper decide he was going to stay outside today for about 30 minutes today. Granted he haven't been able to fly outside since last summer as been to cold and they are use to being outside almost daily, so was expected that and ended up bringing Baby outside as well and stay outside for a while. Usually they prefer to me to walk and stay on shoulder and Cooper will lean the direction he want to go, he a lazy bird at times. Thankfully getting warm and they rather be on my shoulder then shoved into a carrier when riding in car. Frankie and Cockatiels have to work on flight training them. Already have 2 of my cockatiels Pepper, Wylie and Cockatoo Frankie recall trained indoors and high spots and getting them use to wearing harness.

The cockatiels worry about outdoors as hawks and may not ever free flight outside as don't want them to become lunch. Looking to buy a good outdoor aviary that predators can't get in, but big enough that I can sit inside if I want. My Cockatoos will just stay on me, or come right back and scream if they see one looking at direction they are at as they are pretty well trained and adapted them to all sorts of noises surroundings and ETC and use a 3g GPS. Plus usually look and stay close by.

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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

I also let some of my lovebirds fly free. But only the tame ones. They fly a few circles around the house and then they come back. There are a lot of hawks here in the tropics, so they never go far.

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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

That's a nice video. A little anxiety inducing but heart-warming. Pretty much the ideal for any pet bird. Hope they stay safe! It's good exercise and what they're meant to do.
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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

Just curious................... are you concerned about predators? Especially raptors. I would imagine that lovebirds would be a very eye-catching treat for kestrels. They punctuate the power and phone lines around here. Vigilant, hungry-looking little scamps.
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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

Hi, in the beginning, I was scared but after flying my lovebirds every day for more than two years I learned valuable information that you can't find in the literature; 1. Love birds are such agile and fast flyers and not many birds can catch them. 2. My lovebirds on purpose provoke crows, rooks, magpies, seagulls, They start to chase my lovebird but these birds are slower in flight with there broad wings don't have any chance of catching lovebird. When they get tired off flying they will land on me it's a safe area for them and my lovebirds know that. 3. There is plenty of kestrels in my area and never in two years kestrel try to give chase to my lovebirds, they are more concern about searching for the rodents when they see a fit unfamiliar bird that isn't their usual prey kestrel will give it pass like they don't care. Powerline, are not issue for a small bird like lovebird.

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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

Chilling in my garden with my Kestrel and with my male Lovebirds Sarenko. I noticed unlike training hawks or falcons when I train parrots for a free flight it is gender specific. With males is always 100 % success and with females 100 % disaster.
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Re: My lovebird loves to free fly, every day.

While I admire you allowing them to be free-flighted, the potential for a predator of any species to carry-off and eat a LoveBird at ANY TIME is too great for my heart. I know you must realize that you could free-fly your Lovebirds every single day for 10 years with no issues, only to have them killed the next day by a predator, as that's just the risk you take when you free-fly your birds...Well, that along with something spooking them like a falling ladder, as happened in the case of one of our long-time, professional free-flight trainer members and his Macaw, who has now been missing for years after years and years of free-flying her with no issues at all in the same place every single day where the ladder fell and she took-off forever...That's the best example of why it's just not safe, it can happen at any time to any bird, regardless of their level of training and experience. Just the risk you take...
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