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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2011, 09:53 PM Thread Starter


 
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Going away bird sitting

so say if i got my bird and i was going away, and i left it with a friend.. would visiting it in my home for a coulps of hourse be okay a day?? or would bringing the whole cage to their house be better?

or hiring a bird sitter that watches them the whole time and i pay $10 a day be better?
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I had my 21 yr old son ( who lives home still) feed, and water my birds... he also came into the living room to watch tv and took my parrotlet and gcc out for a while each day... the budgies he just cleaned fed and watered each day... every one was fine.... personally I think the birds feel better if allowed to stay in their own home... even if they don't get the attention they are used to.
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I'd rather mine stay at home, I don't know any bird sitters etc around here but I'd give my boyfriend my keys or something to come here every day and look after them. Luckily though my granddad never ever comes on holiday with us and stays at home so he usually looks after my birds while I'm away. I'm really scared of leaving my conure at home when I go on holidays but that's when I'm going to get my boyfriend to come over. He's the most needy of my birds and needs attention every day for quite long periods of time otherwise he gets really stressed out. Obviously all my birds need fresh fruit and water every single day too so he needs to keep a close eye on that for me. If you're going to leave them with a friend make sure you leave a care sheet of what they can eat, what they eat every day, what they can't eat, hazards etc etc and list of contact numbers if needed. It also depends how long you go away for, but I mean certain places if near by I'm sure you could perhaps take your bird with you?

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Oh yes then i will do that,

i will probably take him on small camping holidays around the province, but definiatly not when i go to the states for a 2 week trip.

i have a friend that watched my budgie when i left and she lives across the street from me so that will work
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I leave a list of care instructions on my freezer all the time. Which bird gets what food and where to find it, who not to try and handle because they'll chomp your finger off, vets number, etc. So that if for some unknown reason I have to go away without warning, I can call anybody to come check on them and they have instructions so they at least get fed right :P
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That is is a great idea! I'll never get organized enough for that, but it is great.


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The only reason I'm organized enough to keep it updated is because my fiance can't remember how to feed them to save his life. If I DIDN'T have a list up then who knows what they would end up eating.
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