Considering the fact that most birds will enjoy being outdoors, is it a good idea to take your parrot outside in good weather?
There is nothing whatsoever wrong with taking your parrot outdoors as long as proper precautions are taken.
Sunshine and fresh air are good for your bird, but a bird harness should be used.
With our busy lifestyles, even 15 minutes of outdoor time is better than none at all, so take them out when the weather is good enough to enjoy being outside, but only if there are no extreme temperature differences between the indoor environment and that outside.
Vitamin D from the sun is important for your bird’s health, and even those birds who are frightened at first, will adjust to the new sights and sounds of being outdoors if you make it fun and give them lots of praise while they are out there.
However, there are several very important things to consider when you do take them outside.
1. You can take them out in a bird cage that has all the openings, doors, feeding cups etc latched securely and the cage is partially covered so the bird can get out of the sun enough to avoid becoming over heated. ( A bird should never be left alone outside without supervision, because a curious cat, or raccoon or some other predator could cause serious harm even through the bars)
2. Another way to take a parrot outside is by using a harness and leash to prevent flyaways and to keep your feathered friend safe.
This gives your bird even more freedom to flex his wings and really get the feeling of being outdoors.
3. Never take a bird outdoors without some form of restraint, either with a harness and leash, in a cage or in a travel carrier, even if their wings are clipped . A clipped bird can often still fly to some extent and many things that can harm a bird can happen within only a short distance from your control.
So, by all means enjoy being outdoors with your bird!