Traveling on plane with a small parrot?
Question by hapyguitr: Traveling on plane with a small parrot?
Hi, I’m 13. My family has a very tiny consideration of moving to the East Coast. We currently live near L.A. in California.
The problem is we have a Meyer’s parrot about 4 or 5 years old. Her/his (I’ll just call it a she) name is Pee Wee. For a Meyer’s, she gets stressed/screamy around lots of people and noise, and in traveling in a small pet carrier. We’ll buy a bigger one and get a vet check-up etc. if we really want to move… so yeah. (I wish we could also buy a bird leash for her but she absolutely refused her old one and now I can’t find it. Plus my parents would get annoyed at spending so much money).
I’d go insane if Pee Wee couldn’t make it alive through the long plane ride, but if we go to the East Coast I would not want to give her to another person.
So I’m just curious. Can anybody give advice or stories on flying with their parrot? It seems possible. Thanks for everyone’s help! I appreciate it, I’m sorry I can only choose one for best answer.
Answer by furubayasha
I understand how you feel-I love my birds too!
The bird should probably, as a first, precautionary step, get used to people a little at a time. Gradually get her used to more and more people around, even if you have to cover her cage, let her get used to the idea of noise not being able to stab her and kill her.
The bird leash may be useful, but if she won’t use it, then don’t bother. Just keep her in the carrier, as the darkness in there may just be more soothing for her.
You should also contact the airline if you are for sure going to the east coast, to see if they have a policy for transporting pets or birds in particular.
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