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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Stress question

I have a vet appointment for an IRN I'm getting, and it's at 9am the next day, and the bird will be in transit via car for roughly 6 hours on the day I get her, as both me and the breeder must drive and meet up half way.

So, my question is, is it too much for her health/safety to stress her out by first of all having a 6 hour drive, then going to a new cage/home/people, then the next morning getting taken to the vet which is even more stressful?

Should I wait and do the appt after a few days of her getting comfortable at my home, or should I just get it all over with and take her to the vet the next day?

There's nothing wrong with her as far as I know, it's just a precautionary visit, a checkup and to get her on file.
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I'm glad you're taking her for a new bird wellness check up -- always a good idea.

You could ask the vet which way is the best. In some ways, it might be better to get it over with all at once, keeping her as calm as you can, and then let her de-stress in her cage at home. Maybe you'll be able to tell better after you see how she's doing. What does the breeder think about this?

Maybe others will have some better ideas.

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If you do it all in one day then you won't have to stress her more. I'm sure she will be okay, other birds travel much further via plane so I can't see why not + she'll be with you in the car

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I agree with Daisy! He might be stressed with all the commotion, but who wouldn't.

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Thanks guys.

I'd like to do it all in one day, but I will be getting home around 7ish PM, too late for a vet appointment, that's why I would be doing it the next morning.
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I think it would be fine to do it the next day,or wait a few days too.

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