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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-17-2014, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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I will possibly b going to NY early Oct. My young Jenga will b around 10-12 weeks old. He will b going with me. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. Haven't traveled with any of my previous birds. I think it will b a great experience. Thanks
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What sort of things would you like to know? I have a few suggestions though

If you're only going for a trip, which is what I think you meant, then make sure you know the local avian vet there! If any emergencies do crop up then you need to know where to go fast. Have a bird first aid kit at the ready too

Make sure the travel cage you have is secure. Those twisty locks that you have on bird toys (forgive me, I don't have a clue what they're called) come in very handy for securing doors!

Take more than enough food with you and make sure you bring some treats. Give him some that will keep him occupied like millet. If you're going for a trip and you have a fridge/freezer where you're staying (and aren't flying) then make up your fresh food before you go and freeze it. That way you can defrost it daily instead of having to worry about preparing it every day

Take plenty of toys to keep him occupied but make sure that you don't clutter the cage during the trips there and back. Birds can be hit by swinging toys and it can cause more damage than you would think

Take a light sheet to put over the cage while you're travelling, it can really help prevent them from stressing too much

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When I travel with my birds I make sure their travel cages have at least one rope perch in them so their feet don't get sore from all of the bumps and vibration during driving.
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