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Does anybody travel with their birds?

I'm going away for a couple of days to our holiday home and usually I can trust my uncle to feed all of the birds but I'm not confident in him enough (nor is he himself) to feed the lory properly and make the nectar throughout the day etc. I'm going Sunday afternoon through to Tuesday evening. It's my birthday on the Monday and we're going to the ICBP (International Centre for Birds of Prey) as it's one of my favourite places. The rest of it will just be chilling out in our home. I intend on taking Darwin with me. He's coming in a small pet carrier in the car for about an hour and then we're setting up his large travel cage with some toys etc. All of that will be fine and everything and he'll still get out all day when I'm there. I was just wondering out of curiosity if anybody else took their birds on holiday with them? Even though it's only 2 nights/3 days

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I took ice to my grandparents lake for 4 days and she was just fine. I think she loved being in a new place and meeting new people! Only bad moments were the car rides.. Ice seems to get a little over excited/ car sick and throws up a bit :/
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Sounds like you had fun minus the puking! Darwin came a good hour in the car on the way back from the place I got him from, and he had to travel to there too. I don't think a lory could possibly feel motion sickness from the way they move around He loves loves loves new people but he usually just flies to me haha

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A friend who bought one of my hand raised cockatiels used to take him on holiday all the time and he coped just fine and loved it.

I often travel with my birds going to bird shows and they absolutely love it. Karl Corella only shuts up when we stop at traffic lights, but he talks all the time when we are moving. And when a song they like starts playing on the radio they all start singing along. They all love going to shows and seeing all the people and other birds there.
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I'm going away for a couple of days to our holiday home and usually I can trust my uncle to feed all of the birds but I'm not confident in him enough (nor is he himself) to feed the lory properly and make the nectar throughout the day etc. I'm going Sunday afternoon through to Tuesday evening. It's my birthday on the Monday and we're going to the ICBP (International Centre for Birds of Prey) as it's one of my favourite places. The rest of it will just be chilling out in our home. I intend on taking Darwin with me. He's coming in a small pet carrier in the car for about an hour and then we're setting up his large travel cage with some toys etc. All of that will be fine and everything and he'll still get out all day when I'm there. I was just wondering out of curiosity if anybody else took their birds on holiday with them? Even though it's only 2 nights/3 days
I have trust issues I dont leave my animals with anyone I take all my animals with me on trips just because no one is gunna care as much for them as me so they need to be with me its hard at times but worth it

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newbee, I have 54 birds currently. Just saying! I wouldn't be able to take everybody

That sounds lovely Kate! Your corella sounds so cute haha

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I took aero and Cupid up to my trailer a couple times last summer and once for a week the summer before that. They endured the drive there and back very well, Cupid sang the whole way lol they didn't seem stressed at all by being in a new place



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He's a complete nut Daisy. He comes out with some of the funniest things and has scared a number of people. The 2 funniest things have happened when he was on his way to a parrot meeting and table show. One we stopped at a set of traffic lights and a man and dog were crossing and he yelled out Hello Darling. Poor dog was looking around everywhere. Another time we went through the drive thru at McDonalds, the girl welcomed us and asked for our order, Karl yells into the speaker Hello Darling. Scared the living daylights out of her but they had just had a delivery and the boys were all sitting out the back near the speaker and saw what happened and all collapsed on the ground laughing.
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Hahahaha awwh is he a bare eyed?Little corella? Or whatever other name they have he sounds amazing though, they're one of my all time favourite birds!

Sarah, when I bought Darwin back in the car he wouldn't stop whistling away haha

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Yes he is a Bare Eyed or Little Corella. They are one of my favourites too. They actually have an extremely warped sense of humour. So cheeky and really great talkers.
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They do indeed. Eddie, the one who was almost mine, was an absolutely nut. He would bounce around, fly at me and and land on me. Hang off my fingers and shout an then he'd snuggle down and let me stroke him until he went to sleep!

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Eddie actually sounds to me as if it was a she. I have Karl and 2 of his brothers and they are real boys. They just don't know their own strength. Females tend to be a bit sweeter and gentler. I had Konnie, Karl's sister and she was really sweet and gentle. Naught Karl let her out. He opened the cage door, which had 3 clips on it, and Konnie flew away. She is still flying around with the wild Corella's.
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The senegal HAS been out and about once. He was put in a little travel cage thingy with food and water and 2 perches (it was what we brought my budgie home in)and mum took him to my nans allotment with us. I think he really enjoyed being out in the sunshine. And then when we got to my nan's flat we let him out so he could fly around a bit(and chew nannie's curtains!) but that's the only time he's been out somewhere.
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I've brought Phoenix with me to my ex cottage for a few days 2 hour drive and a cottage this year that we rented twhich is about the same time and he has no problems he just sits in his cage looks out the window, plays with his toys and sings to the music lol I don't like that a lot of people say travel stresses birds out I believe if you start from a young age and you change toys and stuff up often they get used to change and can adapt much easier my friend even babysat him for a week once when me and my family went on vacation and he was completely fine didn't flock call me the whole time even after I left he was totally cool with hanging with my friend and her family

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The more often you travel with your birds the more they get used to it. I've heard of several people who take their birds with them everywhere; to work, to friend's houses, on vacation.




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It doesn't really matter now as we're not going anywhere for my birthday anymore, but in the future he will be coming with us. I've moved birds around, I've done displays with Chalkie and stuff and talks. But never over night stuff, but it would of been for 2 nights

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Why aren't you going anymore?




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My nan doesn't want to take me because she's caught my flu. And it was the only way we could get there being as we were staying for the weekend. Soooo, yeah, I'm not the most happiest of people right now. It's my 18th the only way I can get there now is by train which is what I'm planning on looking into now, but that won't be going away, it will just be for the centre. By train it's 4 hours

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That stinks, I'm so sorry!




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It's okay, it's just annoying me because I can't get anybody to take me. She suggested we go next week but the problem is what can I do tomorrow on my actual birthday!?

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