Should I Get My 30-year-old Parrot a Harness?

Should I Get My 30-year-old Parrot a Harness?

Nancy N.writes:


Questions about a harness for My African Grey.


She is 30 and really wants to “go for a walk” whenever I take the dog.


She stands guard by the door and flaps her wings which she does whenever we put jackets on.


I just need some feedback I guess.


I live in a rural area.


Dear Nancy

Harnesses are available for your parrot however, if your bird has never worn a harness before, at 30 years old she may not enjoy one.


If you look at most videos showing them being put on a bird, they are usually babies and baby birds are more adaptable than an older bird.



They take a little training, it is not just put it on and go outside.


Personally, I would go with a small cage on a cart or even a birdie backpack.


If you would like further help with selecting a harness or something else, please let me know.


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I wish you the best


Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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