Breeder's of Eclectus Parrots, Timneh African Grey, Great Billed Parrot, Cape Parrot
The Great Outdoors
Should our parrots go outside? If we decide, 'yes' then we need to ask ourselves several questions:
Some positive things about taking our parrots outside include: exposure to full spectrum lighting, they can experience new types of stimulation, they have the pleasure of a change and of our company outside. Be aware to much stimulation is not always good for them, especially the greys who become very nervous.
I would say the negatives out weigh the positives.
By taking these hand fed babies into our homes we assume the responsibility to care for them. They are unable to survive on their own in our world. If they escape they are in great danger. We have to weigh our desires against their welfare.
Here is a good video showing how to put a flight harness on your bird: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvKN2XTpJWI&feature=channel_page
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