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Old 05-02-2016, 10:53 AM
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Question Travelling by ferry with budgies - help!

Hello,

I am relocating to the channel islands this summer, which means driving over with a 3 hour ferry journey.

The ferry company has said I have to leave my two budgies in my car during the journey as they are not allowed upstairs on deck. I am allowed to periodically check on them though.

My birds are used to car journeys and will have plenty of food and water in their cage. Is there anything else I can do to make them comfortable? I will put blankets over the cage to keep them warm and was thinking of putting a hot water bottle under their cage for some extra warmth too. We will be travelling mid summer so hopefully it wont be cold for them!

Any other ideas to help ensure my birds reach their new home safe and sound would be appreciated!

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Since you indicate the temperature would be cold, IMO it is at least easier to keep them warm than it is to keep them cool if it were hot weather. The blankets and hot water bottles are a good idea. I would imagine that they'd get some beneficial fresh air too each time you open the door to check on them . I think you will be okay, as the main thing here is to keep them warm enough. In the part of the US I'm in, it doesn't get too cold, so I am not familiar with what to do in severe weather. I'm sure you will be getting other ideas to keep your babies safe and comfortable . Good luck on your move.
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Greetings ravensgryf has given you some wonderful advice.I wish you and your budgies a safe trip.Blessings and keep us posted.sending safe traveling prayers for you and your budgies.
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I'm somewhat confused by your post.
You indicate you are traveling in the summer but seem to be concerned about the budgie's being cold.

How cold is it in that part of the world in the summer?
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Thanks for the responses. The ferry is at 9am and sadly summer here can be pretty cold at times �� I was worried that being in the bottom of the boat could be a bit cold for my pampered birdies. Hopefully if i take blankets and a hot water bottle for the cold, and spray bottle for if its hot, Ill have all bases covered!

I think its a bit mean of the company not letting me take them upstairs. I think I will hassle the staff so much to let me down below deck to check on them, hopefully they will just let me take them upstairs with me!!

Travelling with birds is always fun(!) Thanks for the advice ��
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Best wishes on the travels - be sure to let us know how it goes.
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I agree with all the great comments, I'm sure everything will go just fine. Best of luck and be sure to update us on how things go!
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