The parakeets like to fly from one side of the house to another, as you can see them doing in pacificpelican.us podcast 46. Often one of them decides to fly and the other will follow along as they yell and flap around. But there are certain actions that make Belle and Sparty both stop what they’re doing and take flight instantly. They will take off the second that they see me wave my Michigan State flag. You can see this in action in the video, as I say “Go State” just as I pick up the flag–they tend to fly away as soon as I touch the flag, I don’t even have to wave it anymore usually.