This is Lucky Bird ————————————>
He is currently in the market for some gear, most importantly a hood. He really needs to be acclimatised to the human world. Since this is more common for falcons (go figure), I’m probably going to have to have a custom hood made for Lucky. It’s not going to be cheap but he NEEDS one.
I really like this one ———————————->
As a bird lover and owner, I’m a firm believer in allowing birds to grow their wings out and feel the wind beneath them.
He hasn’t been taken outdoors yet, but it’s time. This spring Lucky is getting his flight on!
I used to think I wanted to own a large bird, my top choices were (and possibly still are) an owl, a falcon or a hawk. However african greys are medium size and large compared to your average cockatiel or small parrot or ringneck parakeet. After owning african greys for years now, I’m not so sure. Speaking of, I’ll never forget the day I brought Lucky Bird home…. Mr. A took one look at him and asked “What the hell is that vulture doing in our house?” Of course Mr. A mellowed out and always talks to him (Even has kissed Lucky on the beak, but don’t let him hear me tell you so)!
I’m not sure that I could facilitate such a large bird and here in the US I would have to hold state and federal licenses. Not to mention, owning owls are illegal here. (But you folks in the UK can own them!!!!!)
So as you can see, Lucky Bird suits me well and is rather loverly. Hopefully, one of these falcon hood makers will custom make a hood for Lucky…. afterall, blindfolding a bird is really difficult and rather awkward!