As you probably know, I love using the Aviator Harness for taking my parrots outside. It's the easiest and most reliable harness to use. Now I wanted to mention all the different colors that these harnesses are available in. They come in Black, Red, Green, Silver, Blue, Pink, and Purple. The variety is good because it can help you match the harness to your bird.
There are two ways to choose a color harness for your bird. Either match the color to your parrot's plumage and outer appearance or get a funky cool color to match your parrot's inner personality. I would recommend sticking to a matching or bland color for your first harness so that it is least distracting to the bird. However, once the parrot is accustomed to wearing a harness, there should be no problem picking any color you'd like.
Here are some harness color recommendations by species: Green Cheek Conure - Petite Size Green Ring-Necked Parakeet - XS Size Green Sun Conure - XS Size Red Senegal Parrot - XS Size Green Galah - Small Size Pink or Silver Timneh African Grey - Small Size Silver Congo African Grey - Medium Size Silver or Red Amazon Parrots - Small or Medium Size Green Eclectus - Medium Size Green or Red Blue and Gold Macaw - Large Size Blue or Red Scarlet Macaw - Large Size Red Green Winged Macaw - XL Size Red Hyacinth Macaw - XL or XXL Size Blue
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Some people are having problems with a tight fit with the part that goes over the birds head and really want to know what is the recommended way to fix it and also how to remove the harness. so what do you think about making a video addressing these problems for them ?
Removing the harness is putting it on in reverse. The only difficulty with that is going against the feathers but the bird learns to work with you for negativevreinforcement (having the harness off). I would absolutely not recommend modifying the harness. It isn't stitched, it is welded together. So you cant just change it on your own without making it weak. It's just about getting the right size harness and teaching your bird to help put it on and want to wear it. I think most people have trouble because they are forcing it onto resisting bird. Teach your bird to be calm and help out and it's as easy as I show.