Hi All: I recently posted here about getting a budgies nails clipped and one concern was just transporting the bird to the vet's office during cold New England weather. Anyone have any experience with this? It is really cold her in the Boston area and although I can heat my car, I'm not sure it is good enough. Aren't parakeets effected by the cold? I can turn the heat on full blast, but I'm not sure how warm the car really gets. I have one of those big American Crown Vic's
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Hi All: I recently posted here about getting a budgies nails clipped and one concern was just transporting the bird ... blast, but I'm not sure how warm the car really gets. I have one of those big American Crown Vic's

I've transported my budgies in all kinds of weather, even when I lived in Cleveland (I've lived in Boston and know how cold it gets). If you keep the cage covered so there's no draft of cold wind blowing through it, they will be just fine. Emotion: smile
Becky
I take my birds in to the vet all year long. In the winter, I warm the car up before taking the carrier out. I cover the carrier with a towel, to keep the abrupt cold air from my babies. Once in the car, I uncover the access door, so that any chilled air can escape and warm air can get in. Also, I keep the carry cages on the car seat, NOT the floor. I wouldn't want direct hot air blowing on them I think it would be overload.

In the summer, I run the A/C before taking any of the birds out... No need to bake their little brains (or mine)
Amy
Amy: Thanks for your reply to my post. I called the vet and they basically told me to do what you described.
Hi All: I recently posted here about getting a budgies nails clipped and one concern was just transporting the bird ... blast, but I'm not sure how warm the car really gets. I have one of those big American Crown Vic's

Unless you have something that needs a mechanics attention you will be fine. A car with a
V-8 will, or should be able to get so hot inside you could not stand it no matter how cold it is outside. If your car is not warming up you have something wrong and need to take it in to the shop. It could be the warning signs of a disaster waiting to happen. Ask anyone who has been on the road when the heater core sprung a leak.

If at first you don't succeed blame someone else and seek counseling.
Ask anyone who has been on the road when the heater core sprung a leak.

I've had it happen to me on a bitter cold day... what a mess!! Thank goodness it didn't happen on a day I had to take my bird to the vet!
Hi All: I recently posted here about getting a budgies nails clipped and one concern was just transporting the bird to the vet's office

When you bring your budgie to the vet for its nails/wings, try to carefully observe and learn how the vet cuts them. Then, in the future, you will be able to do this yourself and not need to visit a vet for it. It is not very difficult to trim nails/wings, especially on a small bird like a budgie.
Aren't parakeets from the Australian outback? I think they can stand just about any kind of weather if that is true.
How many captive budgie's visit the outback???
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