The warmer weather is upon us, and that means many of us will spend more time outdoors. If we share our lives parrots, they may spend some of that time outside with us. While taking our feathered companions outside may seem like a great idea, as responsible bird caretakers, we have to stop to consider if letting our birds experience “the great outdoors” is truly in their best interests. If we decide “yes,” we then must decide how to let them experience it. Part of that “how” involves how much freedom we allow them. If their wings are not trimmed, do we allow them some supervised free flight? If their wings are trimmed, do we allow them to wander around the lawn or the garden, or do we take them outside only in a cage?