I bet you're excited about your holiday! I know you're worried about Sammy, but hopefully this story will ease your worries:
Last year for spring break, I went to San Antonio to check out some sights and basically go on a road trip to see what Texas was (don't recommend driving, most of Texas looks like the dustbowl
) and I was going to be away from home for six days.
I was worried about Mallorn.
Would I take her to a boarder? She was still basically a baby, and being away from her home, in an unfamiliar environment full of other birds would stress her out. I talked to a few people I was comfortable with coming to my house and who knew how to take care of a bird, but none of them could do it.
At this point, I was leaving in a day and only had one option.
Yes, I left her home. By herself. For a week.
Go ahead, everyone throw things at me.
But don't give me that look: here's how I did it.
I put the radio on a timer so it would come on at random times of the day. I kept her cage in the sunny living room, covered two sides of it, gave her two bowls of food and a large "silo" which would give her clean seed in case she spilled it, gave her two water bottles and her water bowl, put in a few new toys, and set a table in front of her cage.
On the table, I put my Mac computer, and set it up to "automatically" answer any incoming Skype calls. (nobody Skypes me, so there was no danger of someone else accidentally calling)
I made sure she could see the screen and while in Texas, I Skyped her every single day, twice a day, to make sure she was okay.
She was always excited to see me, and was perfectly fine the whole week.
Now, I wouldn't just put stock in this method and constantly go off on holiday just because, but in this situation, it worked quite well.
I'm actually leaving for two weeks in three days (more on this later) and I am not leaving her at home (obviously, two weeks is much to long
), but I just wanted to let you know that Sammy will be perfectly fine!
Let us know how the "getaway" is!