Flight training an adult parrot

cloudyhelium

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I've had my amazon for 9 months now, a rescue that has been in a cage for 10+ years and I thought I'd ask here, how can I get around getting him back to flying?

I have my bribes, but I'm not sure what I can do that won't cause the bird anxiety. Open to any suggestions, thank you for reading
 

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I'd suggest harness training him, that way he gets outside safely. Some folks fly their parrots with harness on and a really long retractable dog lead.
 
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I'd suggest harness training him, that way he gets outside safely. Some folks fly their parrots with harness on and a really long retractable dog lead.
Thanks ^^ though what do I do once the harness is on?
 

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You take him outside and let him experience the wide world! Most parrots LOVe being outside and using a harness keeps them safe from flying away, which can happen even to the most trained and smart parrots. We have a member here who flew his macaw several times a week for years and years. But one day a chance noise (ladder crashing to the ground) and his much loved macaw took off in fright never to be seen again. Free flying always has risks - sudden frights, predators, and just plain stubborn parrots.
 

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Out and about training usually works wonders for a zon. Brings out their personality. I actually do this for all my birds during the socialization process. I believe in getting them out into the world. One of the major benefits aside from socialization is that they become more adaptable and less fearful around new things/people/change.

It improves their behavior in my opinion.
 

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