Moving with Your Bird

  • 04.05.2018
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You are about to relocate,and everything is almost all set. At least everything except how your pet will handle the haul. Every single bird has its own personality, and just like a child, you can never really tell how they will react to the relocation. We at La Pocatière QC Long Distance Moving Service have a few suggestions as to how you can go about this.

  • When there are a few weeks left before the due date, visit the vet with your bird just to ensure that it will not fall sick, or that it doesn’t have an issue that will make the move bring in complications.
  • Do your research and find out which documents you need to be travelling with. If your haul is abroad, look up on the country’s quarantine policies, and also of those countries you might be going through.
  • To avoid the bird having a traumatic experience, especially ones that are not used to being around a lot of people, come up with a way to maintain some routine that is almost like the one it is usedto.
  • Sometimes birds become stressed out,and they start picking their feathers. Just in case this happens to your bird, take him to a vet as fast as you can. (African Grey parrots are especially susceptible to feather picking). This needs to be stopped quickly because it can end up being an unbreakable habit.
  • If you are using a plane, let your bird get used to his carrier first before you go to the airport. Start this a few days to the travel date, and you can give him treats whenever he stays inside.
  • When going by car, you can keep small bids in the cages they are usedto. Make sure you get rid of any moving object that might fall and hurt them. Carry along fresh food and water too and keep the temperature in the car just
  • For a long trip, pack enough food, fresh water, treats, and also bring along a portable perch and a water bottle spritzer for giving it baths.
  • They get alarmed very easily especially if they are in a place that they are not used to. So be cautious when you are getting them out of their cages while you travel.
  • In your new home, place him at a place where he is able to see people because he needs a lot of company. The spot should also provide a little bit of privacy for him when he wants it.
  • If you can, place him in a slot that is almost at the same position as in the previous home. Ensure that there are no doors and windows near there where he can fly out of.
  • Let him keep his toys for a little longer after you settle. Having things around him that are recognisable will help ease his uneasiness around the new environment.
  • Lastly, make sure you get an avian vet. Look them up from local bird clubs or ask around aviaries for suggestions.
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