OK to take birds outside?
I have several customers that take their birds outside, with clipped wings, against my pleading with them not to do it. Below I have listed my concerns, and I want your opinion on these things. Maybe I am being overly concerned. If not, maybe having a response from an avian vet like you will change their habits.
1) The bird may get swept away by a breeze.
2) A predator, either from the air or ground, could get the bird without warning.
3) The birds that are allowed to sit in trees could get a disease from the wild birds.
4) The birds that are allowed to sit in trees could get mites.
Thanks so much for always being there to help!