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Movin' on up (and out!)


We are not new to RVing as have had a few already, but we are moving up to a custom built Power House coach and plan on being on the road a LOT more frequently than in the past. We will be traveling with our animal family - a 3 year old English Lab, and 21 month old (148lb) Great Dane and our 29 year old African Grey parrot. We have traveled with the dogs before, but plan on having our parrot join us going forward, so will be looking out for any and all opportunities to figure out the safest way to accomplish this.

Have read through many posts and there is a lot of great advice out there - looking forward to a long and educational time with all fellow RVer's!



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Welcome! PS...I have no parrot experience. lol

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Thanks! I don't think a lot have parrot experience, but that is only one aspect of the journey so no doubt there will be plenty of other tips and tricks we can pick up (and share ours) along the way. Cheers!

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The biggest issue I see with traveling with any pet is making sure the coach is at a comfortable temperature all of the time and the waste issue. In the case of parrots maybe not so much but dogs have to be walked in a regular basis. This is why I have elected to find a new home for my 18 1/2 year old cat before we go on the road in a few months. h Maybe you should get an eye patch and be the neighborhood pirate. Just a thought.

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Thanks!!! Temperature was a big concern with the parrot - that is why we have equipped our coach with a full, automatic climate control that will operate the air conditioner or heat as needed (and will turn on the generator to do so if no power) so we will have a constant temperature.

And your right about the eye patch...."Arrggghhhh Matey"

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Keep us posted on how traveling with the Parrot goes.  My wife has assumed we would have to find a new home for our 15 year old African Grey when we go full time in the next year or so.

Currently our menagerie includes three dogs, a cat, two birds, an aquarium and a grandson.  Something is going to have to give: the aquarium or the grandson?? 😊



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Okay, so trying to picture it - truckin' on down the road with an aquarium sloshing around hmm  That would be something to see!!!!

It will be at least 3 or 4 months, but will certainly update on the parrot travels once we go with her.



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Okay, so it's ditch the aquarium and keep the grandson.



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Steve, Julie and Ethan



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Maybe you could make one of those biosphere aquariums out of tide pool animals so they'd feel right at home with the sloshing. Just thinking too much probably.

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