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Post Info TOPIC: Traveling with Pet Birds


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Traveling with Pet Birds


My husband and I are facing a delima. We have one African Grey, Baby Huey, plus a dog that we will be traveling with. Our Grey is approx 28 years old and it's not fair to leave him with a pet sitter if we are going to be gone lengths at a time. I have been curious how other people travel with their birds.

We are new to the camping route and have purchased a 5th wheel. My husband ordered a Ford 350 dually that just arrived and then, even though the RV has been waiting at the dealer since last fall, we found out that 500 miles have to be put on the truck before we can tow. Actually, that has given us even more time to plan our course of action, including how to travel with the bird. My husband is still not too keen on traveling with "Huey", but is trying to work through his hesitations.

I have already decided that we will have to give up the small dining space inside the RV for the bird cage itself. Then I am toying with a travel system we used several years ago by getting one of the hard sided dog carriers, a close to Huey-size as possible. By drilling through the plastic on each side to anchor a dowel just high enough for my Huey's feet (head facing toward the front of carrier), hopefully Huey can be safe in the truck. We will have to travel with the regular cage tied down in the RV and Huey in his travel cage in the truck. So far, that is the best solution I have come up with.

I had read a long time ago that instead of putting water in the travel cage, put water on some bread in a small bowl instead. Mine won't eat or drink but I make it available to him.

My husband said I am too wordy, so now I say goodnight. Karen



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If you haven't seen it here is an interesting thread on the subject.

rv-dreams.activeboard.com/t58640173/traveling-with-bird/

Chip

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Chip: Thanks for the tip. I did try to contact the person with the conure and 2 dogs but have not heard back. I think we are going with an old method we used when traveling with our birds several years ago. Good or bad, we only have 1 bird this time and trusty Charlie, our rescue pooch.

I appreciate you looking out for me, esp since I am very new to this RV group and RVing.

Karen

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kcmoss101 wrote:

Chip: Thanks for the tip. I did try to contact the person with the conure and 2 dogs but have not heard back. I think we are going with an old method we used when traveling with our birds several years ago. Good or bad, we only have 1 bird this time and trusty Charlie, our rescue pooch.

I appreciate you looking out for me, esp since I am very new to this RV group and RVing.

Karen


 Karen,

After looking at that couple's profile, I found that they haven't logged into RV Dreams forums since April of last year.  If you sent a private message, they can't know of it unless they do log in.

Terry



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Karen,

We are the lipsons and we travel with 4 parrots, one is a 21 year old Grey.  I have pictures that I can show you how we have supported our cages but I can not figure out how to load them.  

If you would like to email me at lipsonchickencoop@gmail.com I will send you some pictures of our setup.  We are fulltimers who are mobile.  We leave water and food in their cages when we travel.  I just remove all toys and put a bath mat down in case they fall.  Ours ride in their cages.  Since you are moving from 5th wheel to camper I would get travel carriers and use those.   We have done something similar with a perch secured in the travel cage.  

 



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