Will my 13-year-old male cockatiel be okay at boarding shop while I'm away for two-weeks???
by MIss Sanner
(New York, NY)
I have never left my sweet loving 13-year-old male cockatiel behind and I will be going away for two weeks on a business trip (out of the country as well!). There is no one that I trust to take care of him while I'm away. In other words, the person would have to love birds and understand their behaviors, be knowledgeable, etc.
Is it safe to board my cockatiel in a bird boarding shop? I'm just afraid that my baby will think that I'm giving him away, abandoning him, feel stressed while I'm not there to comfort him, will he be afraid of the other birds, and what about possible diseases from other birds?
My cockatiel is healthy as a whistle, lively and fiercely independent. However, this will be the first time in 13 years that I'll be away from him and vice-versa. Please advise! Thank you so much.