And so is yet another of my birds. After the lovebird flew the coop last week, I decided to try spend more time training the cockatiel in the link above. Whenever you stick a hand in the cage instead of stepping up on your finger, it dips its head to the ground so you can pet it there. I was gently trying to get it to do the former. Bad idea. It got out of the cage and flew up on top of my head (its default resting place). Knowing I only had seconds, I slowly made my move to secure it, but before I could do so, it was off to the races!
This bird was cute but pathetic and not too bright, always allowing the much smaller lovebird to bully it. No sooner had it taken off, it was being chased by a sparrow half its size that had it scared to death. I don't give a very high chance of survival.
Maybe for the sake of fairness and ceremony, I should just open the cage door of my remaining Indian Ringneck (not a Conure!) and let it fly off too. If I could keep these things in the house it would be easier to secure them, but allergies became a concern.