As stated "Do you have two or more that are extremely bonded to you, and does allowing them to be flighted cause an issue with multiple birds competing for your shoulder space or attention? Anyone input from those experienced in this situation would be helpful."
Thank you to those who replied. Helpful. But what would be VERY helpful to me at least, would be to have those chime in that have multiple LARGE birds bonded to one person that are flighted.
i now have three red fronts, two that i've had for multiple years (otis and gizmo) and one i got as a rehome about a month ago (annie). all three are bonded to me in some way shape or form and they seem to do very well at taking turns spending time with me. do disagreements break out? sure, but nothing that isn't easy to handle; its more like having a bunch of three year olds vying for attention. and as long as i follow the pecking order they are happy: otis first, giz second and annie third. when otis has had enough he is very good about going off and preening on a playgym, gizmo likes to then play pinch games and annie just sits quietly on my shoulder and gives me little kisses on the cheek.
i see you're in san diego and i will be out there for christmas with the kids so if you'd like to see what they are like and outdoor freeflight is all about just let me know. actually anyone in the area who would like to meet up, just email me offlist and i'll see what can be set up.