flying

  1. N

    Advice on helping my budgie learn to fly

    My budgie's name is Stepán, he is about 2 years and 3 months old. I got him two years ago, he's hand-fed, is very sweet and friendly. They clipped his wings at the store when I got him, so I gave it some time but he still couldn't fly after about a year. I asked the vet when I took him for a...
  2. P

    moving my cockatiel

    My cockatiels live outside. they’re right outside the backyard door and I’d love to harness train one of them (she’s the only one that can fly). However, until i do that, i bring her inside every so often so she can spread her wings and fly around the house. The issue is my method. I just reach...
  3. K

    Flying cross country with green cheek conure

    Hello, all! I'm going to talk to my vet about this, of course, but was also hoping to hear a collection of personal experiences to draw from. I am going to visit my partner for over a week in a few months (hopefully!!), and I have a young, high needs green cheek. It is not an option to leave...
  4. A

    Ringneck won't land

    Hi! I have a 4 month old Indian ringneck parakeet named Rhino. We've only had him a few days. When he's flown about he doesn't land anywhere. He flies until he lands on the ground. I'm worried it's because eof his feet. He has a deformed foot. He can climb in his cage get himself balanced o...
  5. S

    Harness training

    Hello everyone! I’ve had my sun conure for a bit of time now and she’s now fully tame. It is currently winter where I live so I thought I’d buy the EZ harness and start training her so that when the warmer weather comes back, I can take her out with me. My question is how long does it typically...
  6. A

    Flying away

    Hello, I have two green cheek conures and I’ve had them for a year now. Nowadays, whenever I want to do a little training with them, like teaching them to do a spin or whatever, they simply fly away. Our house is pretty big and has only a few doors and I don’t have an own room, so they can go...
  7. N

    Question about Cockatiel with bird-lice

    Hey everyone! I'm looking for advice regarding my cockatiel lady. After my first post here, I've been working dilligently with her, and she is slowly becoming handtame. She was supposed to be free, out of her cage, inside my room since three days ago (cage as resting/sleeping place) but we have...
  8. M

    lost perrot

    Hello! I've had two perrots, two gree cheek conures, a female and a male ages between 1 and 1.5 years old. Recntley they grew wings and were flying pretty well aroud the house. We always made sure to keep windows closed if they were hanging in a curtent room, we set rules with thm of where they...
  9. M

    Several questions about taking care of my african grey

    Hello, my african grey is 3 years old and it doesn't behave in the way I'd like it to. I usually face some problems with it and would like some help and advice. 1. I used to spend alot of time with him whenever he would be outside the cage but he never bonded with me. He bonded with two...
  10. L

    Can't fly?

    I recently adopted a 12yr old IRN when his owners couldn't keep him due to noise and small children. Indy is a lovely bird, talkative and happy to step up and hang out on my hand. A bit cage aggressive, but he's all bluff. The big problem, Indy won't fly. For the last three years he was kept in...
  11. M

    Cage/perch/shoulder aggression

    Hello all, I have a ~1 year old sun conure. I just got him two weeks ago so we are still figuring each other out. He is having lots of issues with aggression while in his cage, perches (on top of his cage, 1 in the living room, 1 in the kitchen). Every morning I open his cage, he comes right out...
  12. L

    Free flight training older birds?

    Has anyone free flight trained older birds? Specifically macaws. I’ve had my 25 year old macaw for four months and I would love to free flight train him I’ve done lots of research I have watched and read everything I could get my hands on. He would go outside with his old owner but couldn’t fly...
  13. generalgibby

    My Conure keeps flying off after stepping up?!

    My Black Capped conure use to step up and stay like a pro. But as of late he keeps flying off every time he steps up. I’m not sure if he is afraid of us because we did trim his nails last week, but it’s nothing he hasn’t done before and we didn’t hit the quick and hurt him or anything. Also, he...
  14. Cthebird

    Here he is again (new flight ability)

    A while back, I wrote on this forum about how my pet Hahn's macaw just about had all of his new flight feathers. When we adopted him as a youngin' they had clipped them. It seemed to take a long time for new ones to grow in. He was pretty much over 1 year old when they started to be replaced. I...
  15. M

    Harness Training

    Hi! I bought my first harness for my three year old female sunconure. She’s extremely friendly towards me. We share such an amazing bond. So the weather is getting a lot warmer and I want to be able to take Mari out with me so I ordered a harness. I knew it was going to be difficult because Mari...
  16. A

    New African Grey

    Hello everyone. This is my first post here, so please excuse me if I ask stupid questions, I got my African Grey 3 days ago and I am overly excited :). There are some things that got me worried already. So some introduction. I am a software engineer from Bulgaria and I was dreaming of having an...
  17. Sunnybirb

    Teaching an older macaw to fly?

    I've heard people say it can be done, but I was curious if anyone here has given it a try? Sunny has never flown as far as I know. She doesn't even try to glide, and given that she came with cut flight feathers, it's not like she could even if she wanted to. I've been letting them grow in, but...
  18. W

    Flying: Travel with Conure

    I am planning on going home for Thanksgiving. I will be there for 3 days, flying to and from for 2 of them. The flight is only an hour. I was wondering if I should bring my Conure. She will have been with me for 2 weeks before this flight. I don't want to leave her at home as no-one will be...
  19. lorika

    (Can I) clip his wings (myself)?

    Hi everyone! My lorikeet has been clipped shortly after he started flying. We did some basic training with him before we clipped him, like flying downwards and flying towards us, but he was still VERY young and not a very good flyer, so we decided to clip him just to make sure he wouldn't fly...
  20. K

    If I had feathers i'd have stress bars...

    I'll keep this short.. If I had feathers i'd probably be pulling them out. I have a Conure, took her in from a not so good home. Lulu is 2 years old, possibly 3. I love her, but its been a pain lately because she is scared of EVERYTHING. I sneeze, couch, laugh, sigh, turn on water, type, blow my...
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