1. Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here

Do you have full flight birds

Discussion in 'The Airport' started by Birdlover, 11/12/09.

?

Whats your bird(s) flight status?

  1. yes, my bird(s) are full-flight

    476 vote(s)
    63.7%
  2. No, my bird(s) are clipped

    59 vote(s)
    7.9%
  3. Some of my birds are clipped and some arent

    136 vote(s)
    18.2%
  4. Im considering full-flight but my bird(s) are currently clipped

    76 vote(s)
    10.2%
  1. Dona

    Dona Rollerblading along the road

    Joined:
    3/13/18
    Messages:
    1,577
    Location:
    Maryland
    Real Name:
    Dona
    Hey Brittany, I love your Java stories. :)

    Gigi was clipped as a baby but has now grown in her flights. She has been practicing/flying for maybe 8 weeks and is getting more and more proficient and confident. She hasn't had any crash landings. So I'm wondering, do you think it's easier for the littles to learn how to fly when they did not learn as babies?
     
  2. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,582
    I think so, since they have a lot more room to work with in regards to living conditions. There also isn't much weight to lug around like bigger birds. A large room is perfect for a smaller bird to navigate whereas a larger bird doesn't have enough time to turn and calculate before they've reached the other side of the room. :)
     
    Feather, SandraK and Dona like this.
  3. Dona

    Dona Rollerblading along the road

    Joined:
    3/13/18
    Messages:
    1,577
    Location:
    Maryland
    Real Name:
    Dona
    That makes sense. It's amazing to me that Gigi weighs just 1 1/2 ounces. If she stands quietly on my shoulder I can't feel her at all. I have to look.
     
    Alien J, SandraK and Brittany0208 like this.
  4. Brittany0208

    Brittany0208 Rollerblading along the road Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/8/18
    Messages:
    2,582
    :lol:
     
    Alien J and Dona like this.
  5. umbrella

    umbrella Walking the driveway

    Joined:
    5/15/19
    Messages:
    193
    Location:
    Singapore
    Real Name:
    Sam Chan
    Umbrella my U2 goes out with me to the neighbourhood park that has a big field every few day.Crown my YCA too but they do not go together as from my experience,they will fight about who shall stand on my right shoulder.
    Yes,just the right,they do not care about the left shoulder AT ALL!
    Bright my Rainbow Lorikeet,Mango and Tailfeather my budgies spent most of their day in the balcony garden instead.No need for worries,bird proofed.
    And yes,all are free flighted.(And all would go crazy for showers and sunflower seeds)
     
    Alien J likes this.
  6. Zara

    Zara Rollerblading along the road Avenue Spotlight Award I Can't Stop Posting! POSTAHOLIC

    Joined:
    1/8/18
    Messages:
    4,395
    Location:
    Spain (From UK)
    Real Name:
    Zara

    These birds are fully flighted (not clipped and can fly). Free flight is flying out in the open air outdoors ;)
     
    finchly and SandraK like this.
  7. umbrella

    umbrella Walking the driveway

    Joined:
    5/15/19
    Messages:
    193
    Location:
    Singapore
    Real Name:
    Sam Chan
    oof,yes both fully and free flighted.For my place you can only say a birb is free flighted if the birb is fully flighted too so by some extent,it replaces that.
     
  8. Zara

    Zara Rollerblading along the road Avenue Spotlight Award I Can't Stop Posting! POSTAHOLIC

    Joined:
    1/8/18
    Messages:
    4,395
    Location:
    Spain (From UK)
    Real Name:
    Zara
    Yes, we say that too. I was refering to your budgies and lorikeet. I assumed the budgies are not free flight trained.
     
  9. umbrella

    umbrella Walking the driveway

    Joined:
    5/15/19
    Messages:
    193
    Location:
    Singapore
    Real Name:
    Sam Chan
    oh,yes they are! I free flight train all my birds and touch train them too along with others!
     
  10. Zara

    Zara Rollerblading along the road Avenue Spotlight Award I Can't Stop Posting! POSTAHOLIC

    Joined:
    1/8/18
    Messages:
    4,395
    Location:
    Spain (From UK)
    Real Name:
    Zara
    So you let your budgies fly freely outdoors, no harness, no cage?
    Just so you are aware, that is very risky. Birds like budgies and lovebirds are not good candidates for free flight training. If they get spooked, they will be away.
    There may be some info on this forum about that. It´s worth researching the subject. @Lady Jane

    Training recall indoors is a great bonding / training experience that includes flight and much safer than free flying.
     
  11. umbrella

    umbrella Walking the driveway

    Joined:
    5/15/19
    Messages:
    193
    Location:
    Singapore
    Real Name:
    Sam Chan
    Bright,Mango and Tailfeather does their free flight in Umbrella's room and they all have a cage but I got them a big room.Harnesses are needed ( I received my smaller birb's harness' from a crafty friend of mine,hand made and comfy )if I bring either of my flock members outdoors but for the small birb's,their free flight usually takes place indoors ( also they can fly to me with a average of 6m of distance!) for Umbrella and Crown they'll fly much further ( there is a badminton court at the park that is 'caged' up so I let them really free fly there,without a harness ( which Puffy hates anyways ) .
    I guess that I just confused myself.So I live in a condo and I bring my smaller birbs ( Mango and co ) down sometime in the afternoon about 4pm when most of the people are at home so usually no shock from dogs and such.Wild birds are fine and since I did house them before as rescues and I live on lv 2,they visit us daily so my flock got used to their presence,in the balcony especially which is also where Mango and co will be at most of the day.
    I am aware that this is risky but my neighbours know me and are also avid bird keepers ( one keeps lovebirds and one kept birds ),they will lend a hand if any flies out and about.I do believe that I have established a bond with my flock and it is strong enough to ensure that they will stay with me until their time goes out.
    Who knows if in the near future they will fly away or not?But for now,all is fine.
     
  12. umbrella

    umbrella Walking the driveway

    Joined:
    5/15/19
    Messages:
    193
    Location:
    Singapore
    Real Name:
    Sam Chan
    also,allow me to *yeet.<--which I just did.
     

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)