Originally Posted by Doodles
We do make sure and keep their flight feathers clipped. Many years ago something spooked one and she took off out the companion way and ended up in the water
a couple slips away. She was clipped but not enough so she got out but couldn't go far. Fortunately, we were at a marina and not underway.
This is actually a pretty big concern. Ours are fully flighted. My conure is also known as a "burrowing parrot" and thus likes to walk around a lot and has a "wonderful" sense of humour. He does tend to do anything that he thinks will get a laugh or annoy so it might fall well within his bag of tricks to fly up the mast
, to another person's boat, or run around the deck
while laughing at us....... Basically he is a bit of an
$$hole at times and is proud of it, but we love him.
The ring neck is much easier to deal with.