One of the goals of the sanctuary is to let these birds be birds, which means being able to fly. I love seeing this at the sanctuary. Birds are flocking animals made to fly. 98% of the birds at the Sanctuary have never seen another bird…sad. Taking this away from them is so unfortunate. Some of the birds we care for are unable to fly as they have never developed the wing strength. Before you get a parrot as a pet, remember they are not supposed to be pets, they are supposed to be free, not trained circus monkeys. If you love something, let it stay free.