So I've been using a Flightsuit on my bird for a while now, as a harness for when we go on walks. As many times as she's worn it, however, she never seems to get used to wearing it - as in, her balance is off. For example, when I try to get her to step up, she falls backwards. She just seems awkward in it. I have two sizes - medium and large. I originally got the large, but it seemed too big so I got a medium too, which is snug on her. She loses her balance in both of them, so I'm guessing it's not a size thing.
It works fine for right now since I only use it when I take her outside, but it would be nice to be able to diaper her for her extended out-of-cage time around the house, too. But it's not going to be very enjoyable for her if she's constantly off-balance!
I'm worried that it may be the actual diaper pouch part that is throwing her off. It doesn't seem heavy to me, but then again, she is much smaller than I am so it may well be heavy for her.
But I'm hoping I'm wrong and it's something else about the Flightsuit that is making her lose her balance.
Jungle Wear is another diaper option, but they look very similar in structure to the Flightsuit. I found a website that does custom-made diaper/harnesses for pigeons (and doves, I'm assuming) - birdwearonline.com - and they are certainly different from the Flightsuit. Is anyone familiar with their "PG Wear"? Would it perhaps be less likely to interfere with her movement and throw her off? Has anyone else who uses the Flightsuit had ongoing troubles with balance?