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We have traveled with a Cock A too for 17 years not a problem with fumes. You do have to have a health certificate in many States. We get one every year and keep it in the 5th wheel. I am not a bird fan but wife is so we have one. I am not a fan of travel with any pet. It is however IMO the easiest pet to travel with. They can be very noisy. They live for a very long time.

 

The bird travels in a cage in the back of the dually when on the road and never makes a sound as long as the truck is moving fast. I think the movement it sees through the windshield is to much for its bird brain and the brain shuts off while moving. It does get confused when going through a tunnel yelling nite, nite and bye, bye when it darkens then giving one big squawk when the light comes back. probably thinks that was a short night.

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The bird travels in a cage in the back of the dually when on the road and never makes a sound as long as the truck is moving fast. I think the movement it sees through the windshield is to much for its bird brain and the brain shuts off while moving. It does get confused when going through a tunnel yelling nite, nite and bye, bye when it darkens then giving one big squawk when the light comes back. probably thinks that was a short night.

 

My Sunny used to like to perch on the steering wheel at times. My DW said she wanted to drive. She would squawk whenever she saw a large soaring bird. Look out near airports as she would go nuts at the size of the "birds" flying around there.

 

I plan on buying a TT to FT in that has with a super slide with sofa and dining area. I will remove the sofa and build wall there to make a small bird room. I might make the wall movable so it slides out into the living area a foot or so. I plan on mounting a large screen TV/multi-media center with my surround sound system on that wall with opposing recliners/theater seating on the opposite wall.

 

Chip

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Donna, that is impressive! i would be a lunatic if i had 27 birds to cater to. i see a sun conure & a grey; what else do you have?

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I have often laughed at the states that banned the Quaker parrot. Sure they stop the ones in cages that come through, but what do they do about the birds in the wild? I am quiet sure that these wild birds can read and make sure they stay out of the states that have outlawed them.

 

Ken

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We are full timers who travel with 4 Parrot's. They love the RV life. I personally do not think they are any noisier than most dogs. Ours have carriers which we take them for a walk in, but personally I would never leave ours outside by themselves in a cage. There are too many predictors. A dogs saliva can kill a bird.

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I travel with a budgie, cockatiel, and a maxi pionus. So far this has been only for a week at a time camping trips, but soon will be for the entire winter. They have a customized bunk with a window, set up like a studio apt., and go outside daily in a portable 4x4x6' tall aviary. They have the run of the house when in the S&B and choose to sleep in an open-door cage, and also get outside daily in the aviary weather permitting. They have been buds for 3 years together. The TT was built with their safety in mind, they have a screen curtain on the bunk, and I have a curtained off door (think like an air lock on spacecraft) to the TT that I can open/close in order to enter/exit without a bird able to fly out the door. The pionus also wears a harness so I can get her more flight time. They travel in two cages, pionus in one alone, side by side in the back seat of my truck.

 

Is it ideal, no, but what I've learned over the years of having birds is that as a species they should never have entered the pet trade as their 'wildness' is always in them no matter how habituated they are to us. That said, they are also adaptable, I have just tried to have their environment include some small freedoms, like a bit of flight.

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. To locate a particular state veterinarian office, call 1-800-545-USDA and press option “2,” or visit the USDA Web site at www.aphis.usda.gov, and click on the appropriate state." http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-news/bird-legal-issues/birds-and-law.aspx

 

Chip

 

Thank you these links, I will put getting health certs on the to-do list....off hand, do you know any states not permitting budgies, cockatiels, or pionus'?

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33 minutes ago, mommy4Jesus88 said:

Does anyone use a travel trailer and take their parrots with them? I am thinking about buying one, but then wondered how you would keep them warm enough driving in the winter? 

Nancy Kissack travels with her parrot but she does it in a motorhome. http://kissackadventures.blogspot.com

Linda Sand

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14 minutes ago, 2gypsies said:

Wow!  This is an original post from 2013!

The question to which I was responding was only posted an hour ago. Who cares when a post originated as long as someone asks a current question? Apparently it is still an item of interest.

Linda

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15 minutes ago, mommy4Jesus88 said:

Um 😐 I just joined today? A helpful informative Reply to the post would be more appropriate.

Welcome to the forums! The only people that I have known who traveled with birds were in motorhomes but I have seen RVs that moved birds into cages in an SUV to travel when towing a trailer. 

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I'm currently fulltiming in a Class A motorhome with mine. During the day her cage is in the kitchen window, but she is free to fly around the motorhome as her wings are not clipped. During travel we set the cage in the floor of the slide, between 2 recliners for safety. If I had a trailer (like I had for many years with my first Sun Conure,) I'd travel with the bird caged in the tow vehicle, where the temperature is maintained.  At night she sleeps in a hall closet (where some folks have their washer/dryer setup) with the door cracked for air and temperature control (both AC and heat.)  Because she is free to roam the MH at will, we cover the backs of the driver and passenger chairs as well as the steering wheel to prevent chewing and poop from damaging these items, as parrots can be very destructive.

We also travel with a little toy fox terrier. Other than being jealous of each other, each vying for our attention, they leave each other alone. I believe my sun conure, Skittles, thinks our dog is her pet too, as she tries to feed the dog daily, taking a few bites out of a pecan (her favorite treat) and then dropping it on the floor for the dog to eat. After all these years, I continue to be amazed at the intelligence of birds.

Chip

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