In the United States, it is estimated that there are around 300 species of birds that are commonly kept as pets. On average, pet parrots live about 25 years. So, when you adopt a parrot, you’re making a pretty long-term commitment. As part of that commitment, it’s important to ensure your bird’s safety and well-being by creating a safe environment for him or her. Many people see pet birds as indoor pets only. However, while that is obviously not the case for birds like owls, there are questions like can you let a pet parrot outside? It is not always easy to have an aviary. However, if you can, you certainly should.
Can you let the parrot outside? No, is the easiest answer. Can you take them outside? Certainly, you can. If you take the time, you can train parrots to use harnesses. Therefore, you can take them out with full knowledge of them being safe. However, it is not as easy as it sounds, especially if you try to harness train a parrot that is a bit older. We will look into how to harness train a pet parrot in another article, so stay tuned for that.