Are Goffin's strong flyiers??

AmyMyBlueFront

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Amy a Blue Front 'Zon
Jonesy a Goffins 'Too who had to be rehomed :-(

And a Normal Grey Cockatiel named BB who came home with me on 5/20/2016.
My newly adopted 'too Jonesy, I had his wings clipped a couple weeks ago,and it seems like he can still catch a little air. Its beautiful here and been thinking of taking him outside with me.

Amy sinks like a rock with her wings clipped,but what do you expect at 507 g's :rolleyes: Jonesy is only 279.

What do you think?


Jim
 

Allee

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Jim, I may be a little paranoid but I would suggest a harness, a pet carrier or an outdoor cage. A lot of birds escape after a recent clip. I'm sure Jonesy would probably love an outdoor adventure.
 

Scott

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I'm really paranoid as well! While many advocate the joys of outside time for parrots, do a forum search and learn the heartache of cherished pets either lost for days/weeks or forever. It's a balance, and where I live there are high concentrations of raptors. The only time mine go outside are when their cages are power-washed with all entrances totally secure, or inside a carrier to the vet.

Goffins can be excellent fliers and all of my babies raised in captivity are proficient. They are extremely nimble in close quarters and have never hit a wall or object. The wild-caught parents are particularly strong fliers, and I've noticed they perform more effortlessly than their offspring who have never flown outdoors.
 

Kiwibird

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My dad's goffin is a highly skilled flier. Fast too! Even back when I was a little kid and he was clipped, he could still zip around pretty well. No way Alfie could ever go outside without being in a cage. He would be gone and never seen again!

I would suggest harness training Jonesy or investing in a bird backpack.
 

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