I'll be moving to Florida (from Minnesota) soon and would love to pick your brains about moving the birds. I've got two smallish cages that I plan to strap in the car, with Mel & Mollie in one and MacDaddy in the other. Any suggestions, ideas, advise on making it a safe trip with minimal trauma that you can offer will be greatly appreciated! .
Laurie - (finally fed up with winters in the frozen tundra!)
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I'll be moving to Florida (from Minnesota) soon and would love to pickyour brains about moving the birds.

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I've got two smallish cages that I plan to strap in the car, with Mel & Mollie in one and MacDaddy in the other. Any suggestions, ideas, advise on making it a safe trip with minimal traumathat you can offer will be greatly appreciated! .

The only issue we had with the birds, actually with Chilli, was car sickness. But it stopped once I placed her carrier facing forward.. so she could see the road ahead.. odd, uh?
And I already told you.. Red Roof Inns rock when it comes to staying with pets. Not a deposit, no nothing.
Laurie - (finally fed up with winters in the frozen tundra!)

Hmmm, I thought you were moving down to be closer to your dearest friend, SFB. LOL
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I'll be moving to Florida (from Minnesota) soon and would love to pick your brains about moving the birds. I've ... that you can offer will be greatly appreciated! . Laurie - (finally fed up with winters in the frozen tundra!)

Ah, that brings back memories. My parents gave me my first 'keet when I was six and we were living in NJ. Then Dad was transferred to California. They didn't want to take my bird away from me, so my mom, brothers and I flew to CA and Dad drove across the country with the bird in the cage on the floorboard. The cage was, as you say, secured against toppling over. I don't think he made any special adjustments for the seed and water cups; you might want to consider some small heavy crock-type containers, again, for the potential topple factor. The 'keet liked the radio, and Dad said having the bird in the car made that lonng drive quite pleasant.

Good luck on the move and the transporting!
Jill
happy voodoo nekkid dance

OK...those will have to stop once I'm there dearie! LOL
And I already told you.. Red Roof Inns rock when it comes to stayingwith pets. Not a deposit, no nothing.

I have to call them...the directory they sent me said one pet. I'm traveling with 5!!!
Hmmm, I thought you were moving down to be closer to your dearest friend, SFB. LOL ducks

No, I'm coming down there to slap you upside the head boy! Can't wait to see you guys again!!!
Laurie
That's weird.. yeah, call them because we traveled with 4 birds and a cat (and Chuck) and never had any problems.
Hmmm, I thought you were moving down to be closer to your dearestfriend, SFB. LOL ducks

No, I'm coming down there to slap you upside the head boy! Can't wait to see you guys again!!!

I know! Chuck says that you better know that we're going deep sea fishing when you get here. He found a place to charter a boat for a few hours (and then we can toss him overboard LOL).
Hurry the hell up, blondie!

Marco
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HI Laurie,First let me say that I am soo jealous. Flordia was our vacation spot when I was younger. I just moved my 8 birds across Canada (to a bloody freezing province from a warm one!), and they were put into a specially made crate and flew here in the belly of the plane. I was very scared that something would happen to them, afterall, it is ~15 hour flight, including the 3 stops and one change over. They all did fine, and surprised the hell out of me.

I was on the same flight and made sure that they were checked on every time we stopped. The staff were wonderful! If my birds can make it flying in the belly of the plane, I'm sure your's will be fine in the car with you! I would suggest covering their cage so that they can't see the world whizzing by, maybe they won't get car sick. Gonna go wash the green off my face..jealous..
HI Laurie, First let me say that I am soo jealous. Flordia was our vacation spot when I was younger.

Well, there's always room for more!!!
I just moved my 8 birds across Canada (to a bloody
freezing province from a warm one!), and they were put into a speciallymade crate and flew here in the belly ... can't see the world whizzing by, maybe they won't get car sick. Gonna go wash the green off my face..jealous..

LOL Sorry Nadeana. I'm not trying to make anyone jealous - that's just an added bonus ;^) Since I'm starting my life over, why not do it in the sub tropics??? Thanks for the advice.
Laurie
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I have to call them...the directory they sent me said one pet. I'm traveling with 5!!!

That's weird.. yeah, call them because we traveled with 4 birds and acat (and Chuck) and never had any problems.

LOL Well, if they let all those animals in then I should be fine.
I know! Chuck says that you better know that we're going deep sea fishing when you get here. He found a place to charter a boat for a few hours (and then we can toss him overboard LOL).

Dammit, I'm already having enough trouble waiting for everything to get done and outta here, and you two keep throwing in more excitement. PR, stalking the wild parrots, hot Latino men, and now deep-sea fishing. That's it! I'll be taking entire bottle of happy pills today, thank you very much.
Hurry the hell up, blondie!

I'm trying, I'm trying!
Blondie
^) Since I'm starting my life over, why not do it in thesub
tropics??? Thanks for the advice. Laurie

I totally agree! Good luck with your move. Wish Canada had a sub-tropic area.. Emotion: wink
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