Cressi’s first outdoor freeflight

June 6, 2011

Cressi, my congo african grey takes her first outdoor flight to me!


24 Responses to “Cressi’s first outdoor freeflight”

  1. mkzen777 on June 6th, 2011 4:02 pm

    @xTime2Killx you asshole!!!

  2. janijellybeehen on June 6th, 2011 4:02 pm

    Really lovely to see a bird in the care of professionals who are able to give her this freedom….. a shame most parrots are not so lucky.

  3. 2drunksracing on June 6th, 2011 4:49 pm

    Owls dont care about humans. If it sees that congo flying between em its going to swoop down and drive its claws in deep.

  4. DCkevantnet on June 6th, 2011 5:20 pm

    he’s fast
    mine’s damn slow and always hits the windows

  5. OFFICIALreaper5 on June 6th, 2011 5:20 pm

    These comments are all about losing money, instead of a lost valued friend.

  6. DaveWomach on June 6th, 2011 5:57 pm

    Around $1,000, sometimes less and sometimes a bit more.

  7. DaveWomach on June 6th, 2011 6:18 pm

    It’s even worse to fly a clipped bird outside, then if you lose it, it has a complete disadvantage of getting away from predators and of getting back to you since it can’t fly properly.

    We are professionals and our parrots are professionally trained to come back to us. We do this for the better quality of life for the bird, not for sport or anything else. But so that our birds can live the best life possible with us and truly be a bird.

  8. yocs007 on June 6th, 2011 6:21 pm

    that grey looks only very young and perhaps only learning how to use its wings for flyin and probably wont be able to endure a long flight but even so it’s still not safe to free-flight a bird like that no matter how tame it is unless its wings are clipped.
    nice vid tho but i wont let my 2 greys go like this not bcoz of the money im goin to lose but bcoz i dont wanna lost a treasured pet and for the fact that they may not even survive out there, unless it flies back home to africa.

  9. LOPONUMER on June 6th, 2011 6:29 pm

    Actually, wild birds of prey aren’t very fond of humans and are rather scared of them so I think as long as that bird stays withing 25 feet and enjoys what she does, she’s good.

  10. mala2eka on June 6th, 2011 6:36 pm

    oh my god this scary.

  11. xTime2Killx on June 6th, 2011 6:41 pm

    justz take a gun with u if the parrot tries to escape u can shoot him =)

  12. xTime2Killx on June 6th, 2011 7:38 pm

    here are no parks, and no buildings… just fuggin forest and fuggin fields

  13. petrollers on June 6th, 2011 8:27 pm

    If you love your parrot and money. Do not try to do this because if your parrot is chased by a hawk. You will more than likely lose it because they do not have a homing instinct like the pigeon. I have trained and flown parrots for many years and learned that and have settled for pigeons when flying outside. Pigeons will take off into way into the sky when a hawk comes by and come straight down to you when danger is gone.

  14. petrollers on June 6th, 2011 8:29 pm

    If you ever want to fly birds outside. I would suggest you train pigeons like me and fly then at parks or anywhere. I trained and flew parrots for many years and have found that the smaller ones like the grays and smaller will be lost if freighten or gets chased by a hawk. They do not have a homing instinct to come back to the place they started. Pigeons will and that is why I have settled for pigeons when flying outside. Try it, it will less expensive and more enjoyable flying your birds.

  15. Amy4Birds on June 6th, 2011 9:09 pm

    I do trust you, actually! I’ve been really hesitant to do it. One of my birds I do allow, because he comes back. The other three, I clip every spring. I really do like to get them outdoors, but only under close supervision.

  16. mughalcl2 on June 6th, 2011 9:41 pm

    DON’T DO IT!!! Trust me, if you’re not a professional don’t do it.

  17. carlal0v3er12 on June 6th, 2011 10:02 pm

    how much do grey parrots cost?

  18. killerkitty777 on June 6th, 2011 10:50 pm

    thats how you should start, a desert ot field or sth. practice practice practice but i would NEVER let my grey go like this, only in a gym or sth lol

  19. xTime2Killx on June 6th, 2011 11:14 pm

    yeah… i think it would be difference, if they would let out the birds in a area with many trees… the bird has no other place to land on

  20. xTime2Killx on June 7th, 2011 12:12 am

    but if the bird is afraid of something, he could fly away?

  21. BirdTricks on June 7th, 2011 1:06 am

    When this is done correctly, you are able to minimize the danger. This is being done by professionals in the video. And you’re right, you shouldn’t do it without professional training.

  22. vince0o7 on June 7th, 2011 1:51 am

    hey ppl dont do this because if they got a chance to get them out of sight there are goig to do it and please doont spam this

  23. Amy4Birds on June 7th, 2011 2:14 am

    Congratulations! I really am going to work on that with my birds. One of them is almost there. The other three need work. This is inspiring.

  24. isasamp on June 7th, 2011 2:16 am

    Congatulations! You did a wonderful job with Cressi. I foresee a lot of fun outside for Cressi and owners in the future. Well done.

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