Vacationing with/without budgies? - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 08-06-2015, 08:04 AM
Egg
State:
 
Profile:Jamm is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 18
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
Jamm is on a distinguished road
Default Vacationing with/without budgies?

Hi guys! Been a while.

Its summer time and we're planning our 5 day cottage trip and we're kind of at a loss what to do with our little birdies. We want to do whatever is safe and best for them… We want to bring them BUT they are not tame… if they are not tame, how do I transfer them to/from a travel cage and then back to their big cage? Do we board them? If we board them they'll still need to be in the car in their big cage. We don't live around family/friends and really don't trust our neighbours in our house.. We thought about leaving them but we really don't want to do that either… these guys are little social butterflies and it would make them too sad to be alone.

Help?

__________________
Atlas and Sir Edward.

Also loved by 10 year old Kitty, Jesse James, and 4 year old Golden Retriever, Joey Jax.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-06-2015, 09:13 AM
4711's Avatar
Long Term Active Member Award June 2015
State:
 
Profile:4711 is offline
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,413
Gallery: 4
Karma:
Points: 1185
Rep Power: 14
4711 has much to be proud of4711 has much to be proud of4711 has much to be proud of4711 has much to be proud of4711 has much to be proud of4711 has much to be proud of4711 has much to be proud of4711 has much to be proud of4711 has much to be proud of
Default

how big is big?

I had mine in a cage like this

I put the whole thing in my car and hauled it to the bird sitter.
It would go either way, vacation place or sitter.

Now I have a huge flight cage, I would have to put the birds in a smaller cage to transport them.

However, I think that for a short time, they can make due with less palatial accommodations. I could put them back into the finch cage, or even the Vision (M1) I still own.
Boarding is about as tricky as finding a good pet sitter (there might be services in your area)

But I think either is disruptive so it would not matter, really. It really depends on how far your destination is.

I would not leave them alone for 5 days without anybody to check on water and food.
My late Trouble would make a sport of it to scratch the seeds out of the trays...and since the cage has a crate in the bottom....
__________________
  #3  
Old 08-06-2015, 03:18 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 54,149
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2638
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I agree with 4711. I definitely would not recommend leaving your budgies alone for 5 days without someone to come in and look after them.

If you get a cage that is around the size of the one 4711 pictured, 30"x18"x18", that will be fine for the trip in the car as well as for the 5 days at the cottage. You can move them from their big cage into the smaller cage at least a day before you are ready to leave (to allow them a bit of time to get used to it) and then you won't need to transfer them back into their large cage until you've returned home.
__________________

Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.