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diddy1234

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Taking your grey into the garden
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:46:00 PM »

I was wondering if anyone takes their grey out into the garden without a harness or in a cage (say to hang the washing out whilst the parrot is on your shoulders).

I haven't but kind of feel that baby has really bonded to me and wouldn't fly off. Not sure if I want to try it though.

So I was just wondering if other people do.
I normally nominate myself for a free hernia dragging baby out in his cage into the garden.
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Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 01:54:55 PM »

Seriously don't, it's very tempting but no matter how much your bird is bonded a scare can make them take flight, a gust of wind can carry them off, and. O matter how much they want to come back to you they can't because the wind has hold of them. I don't know what area you live but if there's any predator birds it could target yours, it's just not worth it.
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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 02:06:38 PM »

hmm I had wondered. they seem to have a very strong bond with their owner and just wondered if they would stay put.

Anyway, The travel cage should be in stock soon over at 'Scarletts Parrot Essentials' so I will just order that.

Then I can teach baby that when he goes into this cage we go out places.
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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 02:09:45 PM »

I used to watch some YouTube videos of an african grey called Tui, after advice from someone his owner took him outside & the wind caught the bird & took him off, the owner was distraught, it's one of the saddest things i've seen. It really hits home :(
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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 03:01:01 PM »

Travel cages will be here on the 24th.
I would never risk taking a bird outside, there are other dangers too and they are safe in a travel cage.
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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 03:10:02 PM »

ok thanks for that Scarlett.
I will hold back till then.

Just on a side note, the larger travel cage looks a better bet for an African Grey.
So I may go with that one
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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 03:15:49 PM »

I have the larger one


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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2014, 05:50:35 PM »

I was going to ask how old baby was but just seen he is 10. For extra security as they are very clever birds, put a extra clip on the door
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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 06:43:58 PM »

Second that! Very easy to get the catch open on them. I use a padlock on mine to stop him letting himself out


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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2014, 09:22:51 AM »

I take Bailey out into the garden in her big cage as its on wheels.
She loves it. She sits with her eyes half closed in the sunshine and splashes in her water bowl singing and whistling.

when I'm in my office, I park her cage on the decking in the sun so shes right next to me.

I always lay a towel over half the cage so she has shade if she wants it though and make sure she has plenty of water.

I never leave her unattended in the garden though as I always worry about wasps and bee stings etc which can kill our birds.  XX

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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2014, 11:37:41 AM »

I thought the same as you with my first grey about 15 years ago, he had chewed his wings and was terrible at trying to fly, sat on my shoulder looking around when a bird flew overhead and spooked him (probably thought it was a preditor) and off he flew over the 7 ft fence and off down the road. Luckily after about an hours looking for him we found him clinging on to someones fence about 10 doors down.  Never again!

Even the strongest bond and worst flyers can get spooked and off they go.
Please don't take him out without harness or cage - could you get a travel cage and leave it by the back door or something like that?
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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2014, 02:11:14 PM »

I have the travel cage now and Baby is still a bit nervous about the cage but loves being in the garden (in the travel cage).

I will stick with this combination.
I just hope the weather this year is better than last year so baby can get used to the travel cage more.

Moving the parrot and his huge cage out doors is a major pain in the back side, at least the travel cage makes things alot easier.
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Re: Taking your grey into the garden
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2014, 07:35:22 AM »

I use Razor's sleep cage which is a travel one to take her into the garden with me. Can't manage the big one without help, I'm a bit little! She enjoys watching me if I'm doing anything although my gardening skills are terrible...everything dies :-( Would never leave her unattended and put the cage where she gets some shade too. No expert by any means but try to pick up info from this forum.
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