Oh shoot!Nerd bird used to fall off his perch because he'd forget he could fly when he lost his balance...
Oh, gotchaNerd was a tank of a skinny Maxi Pionus and my best bud for 31 years so yes he was OK. He was NEVER clipped and I got him and his brother Ferd in 79 with no bands so almost positively wild caught. Ferd was the fat healthy one, Nerd was the skinny one with bad feather color and missing flights. Ferd suddenly got sick about 2 years in and died and Nerd and I mourned him and became best buds. He spoke wild Pionus and I spoke it back and we understood each other perfectly
He was perfectly happy in my family and content with his lot in life, I sure miss him but he had a good happy run in life and trusted me fully.
Ferd passed on early on probably around 1980, Nerd soldiered on till 2009 when he was at least 31, probably more like 35, just to finish a crap year for me just before Xmas 2009. Then I got Grumpy boy Lurch who took 5 years to decide I was trustworthy and a friend who didn't need to be bitten any chance he got, family found him for me because we all missed Nerd. He escaped in 2016 and Momazon knew what I went through making Lurch happy again so she offered me Dobby because she figured I would be a good dad for him when she could no longer keep him.. There should be stories about all of them in here about thrm I posted. Dobby likes sister Sandy best but I'm okOh, gotcha
Fred has passed but you still have Nerd?
Lovely you have and trust each other.