Traveling with my parrot
I have recently aquired a 15 yr. old Blue Front Amazon Parrot.
She has belonged to my sister since she was a baby.
My husband and I are planning to travel from our home in Maine to Florida (via car) where we will stay for approx. 4 months.
I have read all the articles about traveling with your bird and all the safety measures , etc.
But , still , I am just so worried about the amount of stress this will put upon this bird.
It is approx. 1500 miles- 24 hours of riding time over a 2 1/2 day period.
My Parrot , Tootsie- is not exactly hand tame and would likely have to stay in the travel cage the entire time while traveling for fear of not being able to get her back in when ready to leave the motel room !
I would get a her as large of a travel cage as my backseat will allow. (her large collapseable cage will be traveling in the trunk of the car)
I am hoping to hear from other Parrot owners with some input.
Would she be better off to stay in Maine with my sister (her former owner) for the winter or would that be confusing and even more stressful for her ? ?
I have had her for 3 months and she is bonding with me , but still gets very excited when my sister visits.
Any advise is welcome !