Preparing for First Vet Visit
(Long Island, NY)
Not too long ago I adopted a blue & gold macaw. I was told he's a male, roughly 7 years old. I've located a local avian vet with the help of your website and need advice on how to transport him to his first check up. He only steps up onto my hand when he wants to, not on command. I don't know how to get him into a carrier other than perhaps with a towel, but I don't want to lose all the trust I've earned from him.
Any suggestions? Also, any recommendations on the best way to transport him? I was thinking a dog crate since that should give enough room for his long tail.
Thank you very much!