UPDATE July 2015: WOW over 100k views! Glad you enjoyed this! All the animals are healthy and doing well. Mycroft is older now, and no longer wants to play with the dogs.
Vexx, Shiba Inu, playing with Mycroft, Camelot macaw. Okami, Alaskan Klee Kai, makes sure Vexx isn't being too rough, she is very protective of the macaw.
NOTE: This situation only happened a couple of rare times. Mycroft is a baby in this video, and doesn't understand the dangers. He just wants to play. I do NOT recommend letting your pets in the same situation.
His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji's deep concern for the preservation of our environment has manifested itself in Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Mysore as Kishkindha Moolika Bonsai Garden, Ashwashala (Horse stables), Goshala (Cow shelters) and Shuka Vana (rehabilitation centre for birds).
Parrots are not just agreeable birds with their chirping sounds and attractive, vivid colors. Parrots have a specific spiritual connection with the nine planets (Navagrahas), the twelve zodiac signs (Rasis related to birth stars), the numerals of the dates in each month, and the seven musical notes Sa, Ri, Ga, Ma, Pa, Da, Ni (Saptaswaras) in Indian classical music.
With divine intuition, Sri Swamiji has identified sets of species of parrots that represent each of the above as its vibrant, living, breathing, visible presiding deity. Seeing these divine parrots and providing them nourishment, shelter, and care enhances good fortune and heightens positive energy. The parrots are related to each of us either by representing our birthdate, zodiac sign, or the planet or musical note
My Green-Winged Macaw has been with me just 6 months since adoption from the rescue but check out the progress she has made! She not only steps up but let's me grab her, flip her over, open her wings, and put on a harness.
It doesn't really matter if a parrot comes from a breeder, store, or rescue, with the right approach any parrot can be super friendly like my parrots. Learn about my approach to parrot training that leads to such fantastic results in my book, The Parrot Wizard's Guide to Well-Behaved Parrots. http://ParrotWizard.com/Book
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There are lots of myths and misunderstandings associated with training outside freeflight for birds. This video shows how Neena, a non-professional, works with her pet parrots on outdoor freeflight. She has recently moved to California and adopted two Blue and Gold babies.
Her birds don't want to "escape" or "run away," and hawks aren't the biggest danger outside for pet parrots...
============================== For those who are inspired to have flighted birds...this video states the facts...
If you want your bird to fly outside, it takes a lot of time, work, and you SHOULD HAVE AN EXPERIENCED MENTOR!
If you are impatient to get started, then do get started with INDOOR flight training.