travel on a motorcycle

by Frank Sawyer
(Round Rock Texas)

I have a blue fronted Amazon named Molly.

Me and my wife travel a lot on our Harley Ultra Classic... it is a large bike with a trunk on back.

We usually leave Molly home and My wifes son takes care of Her while we are gone... no more than 5 or so days ever.

I want to take her with us... I want to bring her on the bike with us.

I've thought of ways to take her in a Travel Cage... but I'm scared the wind... or noise... or if it's hot out... it would harm her.

Any ideals?

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Apr 04, 2016
biker parrot
by: Anonymous

My yellownaped Amazon loves riding. He cheers and whistles and, unfortunately, likes to say "Hi, baby," to homeless guys crossing the street.

The wind isn't a problem if you select a travel cage that isn't open. I don't really like the looks of those fully acrylic travel cages; they probably heat up fast.

Plastic or resin pet carriers can be chewed through by a bored and determined bird, so that's something to take into account as well.

If he could talk, he'd probably say he'd prefer a weekend out and about to being stuck at home all alone. They love stimulation.

I would introduce your bird to the bike by taking short rides to get the old leg muscles worked out so he won't get exhausted by a long ride. Stupid things won't lay down like a sensible beastie, but then, trees aren't exactly static; the branches sway with the wind.

He also likes boats, which also give a good workout. If you plan ahead, and select a proper sized travel cage, you should have no problem. I use a collapsible larger cage when we get where we're going. It's a good size, room to stretch and scramble around.

If your bird is clipped, please be careful at campgrounds etc. There are hawks, so leaving it out on a perch can be tragic.

Anticipate problems and plan for them, you can have a lot of fun on the road with a parrot on board.

Jan 03, 2012
Bird traveling on a motercycle
by: Tracie

Please try to find a friend or neighbor to watch your bird when you are on trips. Also, avian vets, many breeders and some individually owned bird stores will board birds.

When we leave town, if we don't have someone to stay with our pets, we board them. It is expensive, but it is a kindness to them. We just budget the boarding in with the trip and don't take trips until we can afford it all.

Jan 03, 2012
I'm the original poster
by: Frank

The problem I'm going to have is that My wife's son which usually watches Molly while we are gone... will be moving out soon... and I won't have anyone to watch her.
I can't leave her alone for 3 or 4 days in a row.

I don't have anyone else to watch her.

Dec 16, 2011
by: Anonymous

leave the bird behind, i also thought about taking mine and the dog. no not a good idea. waht if something happen to us my heart would just break.

Dec 13, 2011
travel on a motorcycle
by: Linda

For the sake of a second comment, I totally agree with Tracie. This would be putting your bird's life in danger when there is NO need to do so. You all enjoy your bike rides and let your bird stay home and enjoy staying safe at home.


Dec 13, 2011
Taking bird on motorcycle
by: Tracie

That is sweet that you want to take her with you, but I think it is best for the bird to stay behind.

The vibration would NOT be good for her and, as you said, the wind and temperature changes would be difficult to regulate. If you got in an accident, there would be no way to protect the bird either. I would think it might be terrifying for her to ride at high speed along with the vibration and noise.

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