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Q: Is it safe to travel with a parakeet?

February 28, 2009 | By Lovingparakeetowner | 10 answers | Expired: 2050 days ago

Is it safe to travel with a parakeet?

I want to take my parakeet somewhere overnight but I am not sure if I should.

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Diane C.
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Feb 28, 2009

I think just one night would really be disruptive for her. She'll be fine with her regular water & food. Maybe put in a new toy she hasn't seen before & leave a light on.

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di
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di

Feb 28, 2009

I agree with all, parakeets are so easily to chill, air conditioner, drafts, sudden temp changes, and I learned the hard way, fumes from a freshly painted room. When growing up we left the bird at the vets, they had painted and he died exposed to the fumes from the fresh paint. I have had them exposed for a short time to a draft and that has killed them, a tear gusher. I have gone off and left extra water and food over night. My sister raises them, and she always, always gets a pet sitter that is experienced in birds. She cost $12 a day to come in the morning and early evening to cover them up, and then she lets the dog out, gets the paper. a real deal.

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Geoff L.
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Feb 28, 2009

Birds get very stressed and are susceptible to drafts. If you're only going overnight, don't take them...and if you're going for more nights, get a bird sitter.

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Kavykeeper
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Feb 28, 2009

For an overnight trip, I wouldn't bother. Just add extra food and water. I used to take my cockatiels with us when we would visit family out of state. I'd strap their cages with the seat belts and keep a towel over the cages while they were in the car. They did fine.

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Tina R.
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Feb 28, 2009

I think one night might be more work than it is worth, however we go to the Keys every year for 2 weeks on vacation and we have taken our parakeet before. We usually rent a house though so it is simillar to being home. He did fine.

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HomePro
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Feb 28, 2009

If you're only going away for one night, why bother? I'm sure he'd be much for comfortable at home, and you can leave enough fresh water and food for one night!

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rebecca b.
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Feb 28, 2009

It depends on where and how you are going. If you are traveling by car it's safe to transport your bird as long as you regulate the air properly and don't let them get too hot. If you are staying at a motel overnight it shouldn't be a problem if you have him in an appropriate cage.

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Ninaof2girls
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Feb 28, 2009

My Granddaughter has 2 parakeets and she lives about 2 miles from me. She covers her birds cage with a blanket and brings them to my house for overnight visits with my bird all the time. We have never had a single problem. I don't know about taking them to motels or hotels but back and forth to our homes has been fine and they have not been stressed at all. They seem to love it. We let them out of the cage all the time to play.

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Cjm2008
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Feb 28, 2009

Birds are so easily stressed, I would definitely not travel with your bird.

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Donna V.
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Feb 28, 2009

No birds were not meet to travel like that.

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