How to Train a Pet Parakeet to Fly


Buy Pet Parakeet          Pet parakeets or budgies are some of the best and most loyal pets you can have. After they have become accustomed to you they will be your friend for life. There comes a point in a pet parakeet’s caged life when you must begin letting him or her out of the cage. Letting your parakeet out of its cage allows it to exercise its wing muscles and feel free again. You should let your bird fly outside of its cage often if you want him or her to live a happy healthy long life. Follow these steps to train your pet parakeet to fly.

Step 1

Wait at least a year before training your bird parakeet to fly. It takes a while to establish a connection between you and your pet bird. The first many months of your relationship your parakeet will be hostile towards you as well as very aggressive at biting because it has not yet been domesticated. If you let him out of the cage to fly now he will most likely bite you and go wild around the house smashing into things.

Step 2

Once a good amount of time has passed you can now try to train your parakeet to fly. First choose one room where he will be let out in and close all doors and windows to that room so he cannot fly out. Then remove as much clutter as you can from the room. Additional clutter is a big hazard for your flying parakeet. They will most likely fly into things because after not having flown for so long they will be very awkward at flying. Imagine if you have not walked for a year how hard it would be to do so in a straight line. It will be the same way for your pet parakeet, so understand this.

Step 3

Now that the majority of obstacles have been removed from the wall make sure there is not a large mirror in the wall. A parakeet does not know the difference between a mirror and empty space. It assumes the mirror is another room with another bird flying at it. Your parakeet will smash into the mirror while flying and most likely hurt itself. Thus it is best to let it out in a room where there is not a large mirror.

Step 4

Parakeet CageOpen the cage door to your parakeet’s cage. Do not force the bird out of its cage. It should be left of its own volition to jump out of the cage whenever it wants to. The first time your bird is let out it may take up to 10 minutes before it tries to fly out of the cage.

Step 5

Do not make sudden movements or run around the room as your bird parakeet flies. It is best to stand perfectly still to allow him or her to fly and perch on your shoulder. Parakeets love to perch on their owners after they have established a bond with the owner which takes many months to a year to occur. When your pet parakeet wants to rest it will either perch on your shoulder or head. It will walk around your head as well. Try extending your arm out all the way as well as your fingers when the parakeet is on your shoulder. This will cause him to walk down the length of your arm and perch on your fingers. Once perched on your fingers you can slowly move your hand around. Do not move too quickly or the bird will get disoriented and either fall or fly off.

Step 6

Once your bird has become tired it will usually fly to the top of its cage and stay there for a while. Eventually it will climb its way down to the side where the entrance to the bird cage is open and hop back into its cage. At this point you can close the door to the cage. The flying session is over.

Additional Advice

                   Do not let your parakeet out on the porch to fly. It most likely will fly away or fly into a nearby tree, get tired from lack of using its wing muscles for months and could fall down and hurt itself.

                   Keep curtains closed in the room so that the parakeet does not try to fly out a shut window as they will think there is no window there and try to fly outside.

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