Free Flight

"Free flight" is a term where a bird is allowed to fly outside.

"Free flight" is a term where a bird is allowed to fly outside.

Allowing companion parrots free flight outside.


Humans are cautioned to work with an experienced trainer prior to attempting this. Parrots must first be trained to fly down and to flawless recall to decrease the odds of having the bird not return once released. Owners need also to understand the inherent dangers of free flying, as domestic-bred parrots are rarely adept at predator avoidance and many are lost to hawks.

Disclaimer:’s Bird Behavior Index is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the expertise and experience of a professional veterinarian. Do not use the information presented here to make decisions about your bird’s health if you suspect your pet is sick. If your pet is showing signs of illness or you notice changes in your bird’s behavior, take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency pet clinic as soon as possible.

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