Living with Flighted parrots


When I got my first parrot 20 years ago, I thought it was the right thing to do to clip a parrots wings.  So said the literature and information was not available on how to live with a flighted parrot.

Times are changing.   There is a lot of good information available now, but much is written for those who intend to fly outside.   What about those of us who don’t want to fly outside but do want to co-exist in our homes with our flighted birds?    This websight is for you!

Guess what?...You can successfully live with a flighted bird.    It can be a bit of a nuisance at times.  It’s very helpful if you discipline some training. Sensitivity is also necessary and you also have to become a master at using positive reinforcement because a parrot that is a competent flyer can and WILL fly away if the animal doesn’t want to be around you......

So why do it?  A friend once said to me, “I can clip my birds wings and it would be easier, but I would destroy her spirit.”.....another commented, “Yes, it isn’t always easy living with a flighted bird but she is a much happier bird”

Once you develop companionship with a fully, flighted functioning parrot and you see the animal blossom to make its own choices and express itself perfectly on the wing - you become part of a poetic balance between land and lift and it takes a hard heart to clip the wings and end the dance.


Caution: Please be sure that your “pitcher” does not contain water in it before allowing this with your bird at home.

This is a website for people who live with their flighted parrots and about people who live with their flighted parrots.  

The experience of living with WINGS!