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You could use a backpack-cage like one of these:
http://bird-supplies.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=417

I've heard people recommend the Adventure Packs. A good place to get them would be here, it costs a bit less and comes in more colors than most online places offer:
http://www.claviaryonline.com/adventurepack.html
Another thing you may have to worry about when taking your bird outside (depending on where you live) is the West Nile virus. The Adventure Packs above come with optional mosquito netting (the second link throws in the netting for free).
Oh, by the way, birds of prey use their legs to catch their prey. Parrots, being prey birds and mostly herbivores, don't need to catch anything. Their legs just need to hold them up, not grasp and hold fleeing animals. Therefore it goes to reason that birds of prey would have stronger legs. Just using a little logic, I don't actually know much about birds of prey.
Hello,
- The bird's wings are clipped. But even so, I don't want him catching a good breeze, or getting knocked off by the breeze of an oncoming truck and flying into the truck. So what kind of birdy leashes/harnesses do people use?

We use a Feather Teather harness on our Cockatoo and Quaker. The Cockatoo loves it, the Quaker is grouchy about anything, kind of like some people on this news group :-), but she still loves to go outside. I would not take them outside (not in a cage) without some type of harness and constant supervision.
To see one go to http://www.smithpet.com/CgAcc.htm click on perches, then scroll down (left hand column towards the bottom).

For my birds it works great. However, you may have problems if your bird does not like being handled. It is fast to put on but does have to go under the bird's wings.
The feather teather is basically a modified cat/small dog harness. There are three clips so it clips on, not slides on like a regular cat/dog harness.
If your bird really has problems being handled and can't perch well, consider taking it for a walk in a carrier. Use a cat carrier that has lots of view ports or screens. The bird can see out but can stand on the bottom of the box. Not as "out" as other options but the bird does get to see new things and still remains protected.
Curtis
You could use a backpack-cage like one of these: http://bird-supplies.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=417 I've heard people recommend the Adventure Packs. A good place to get them would be here, it costs a bit less and comes in more colors than most online places offer: http://www.claviaryonline.com/adventurepack.html

I got one of the Adventure Packs - very bad design. The openings in the backpack part were smaller than the cage door! You would have to put the bird in the cage first and then struggle to get the cloth backpack over the cage (and it was a struggle that included having to turn the cage upsidedown to get the pack over the cage). The cage door could not be opened with the backpack on it.
The place I bought it from refused to take it back - saying it was a design problem, not their fault, that it didn't work.
I haven't tried the other brands but I do NOT recomend getting an Adventure Pack.
Curtis
If your bird really has problems being handled and can't perch well, consider taking it for a walk in a ... Not as "out" as other options but the bird does get to see new things and still remains protected. Curtis

A better option is NOT to take your bird outside, unless you view your bird as a status symbol and you like to show off.
Hello,
A better option is NOT to take your bird outside, unless you view your bird as a status symbol and you like to show off.

I prefer to view my birds as companions that would like to be with me and as intelligent creatures who would like to experience more than the inside of a cage/house.
Curtis
The door is not meant to be opened through the holes, those are windows. The door is meant to face the way your walking. It lies against the cushioning on your back. I believe that part comes down without needing to remove the covering. There are some pictures here to prove it can be opened while the cover is still on:

http://www.flyingsouth.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=15

Even if the door was meant to face to the sides, I think it would be better to face the door against your back anyway. That way any escape artist birdies couldn't possibly open the door and fly away without you knowing. Well, unless they could somehow muscle the cage away from your body and unfasten the cover. A that point, though, you'd probably notice.
You still have to take the backpack off and do a little unfastening to get the door open, but you don't have to remove the cover completely.

Nicole
The door is not meant to be opened through the holes, those are windows. The door is meant to face the way your walking. It lies against the cushioning on your back.

Mine had no opening that would work that way (I tried). Maybe I got a defective one that they forgot to put the opening in or it was incorrectly sized. :-) But the only way mine would go together required removing the entire cover to open the cage.
Curtis
A better option is NOT to take your bird outside, unless you view your bird as a status symbol and you like to show off.

I prefer to view my birds as companions that would like to be with me and as intelligent creatures who would like to experience more than the inside of a cage/house. Curtis

You're responding to one of the resident trolls. He just wants attention. If you try to reason with him he will go on forever. desperately needs attention to make up for what Mom and Dad did to him.
Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
And your bird has the intelligence to tell you it would like to have it's wings mutilated so you can show it off to the world?
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