We’ve always been a big proponent using a bird harness to safely take our birds outside. Our birds enjoy the sunshine and a gentle breeze as well as the enrichment and socialization that getting out of the house offers. Our birds are hand-tamed and used to having their wings manipulated, but even so, we found the DVD that shows you how to put the harness on without causing the bird too much distress to be very helpful. This DVD pays particular attention to teaching you the importance of maintaining your birds trust when introducing it to something new.
We’ve tested all of the bird harnesses and bird leashes that we’ve ever sold on our own birds and we’ve found the Aviator Bird Harness to be the easiest and fastest to put on. It also appears to be the most comfortable for the bird, too since it doesn’t have clunky metal clips rubbing against your birds body.
Even our most skittish bird, Mandy, loves getting outside with an Aviator Bird Harness.
Mandy is an Orange Wing Amazon Parrot rescue and like many Amazon Parrots, she has a mind of her own. She routinely flies about the upstairs of our house just to be near us, but she is not one to enjoy much handling or petting, unless we’re taking her for a coveted shower! Even though she isn’t fond of handling, Mandy perks up with joy when she sees us get out her Aviator Bird Harness. She knows that she is going to get some sunshine and some flight time. When we lived in a house with a swimming pool, Mandy used to sit with us on a raft in the middle of the pool and practicing take-off and landing skills. Now that we live in Colorado, we put the Aviator Bird Harness on while we go for walks with the dog by the creek, keeping our eye out for any hawk activity.