Will my green cheek be a happy camper?
We are parents to a 9 1/2 month old green cheek conure. From mid April to mid October, we spend almost every weekend camping. Our camper is stationary, remaining on site at a private campground. This year, we plan on bringing our little guy camping with us on the weekends.
I have a few questions about ensuring his safety while away from home. First, our camper is equipped with a propane furnace. Will this cause any problems? We do have an alarm system to alert us should a gas leak occur.
Second, can smoke from neighboring camp fires cause respiratory distress? What is a safe distance? We have many bird feeders, in our yard, and our outdoor feathered friends don't seem to be adversely affected.
Third, are insects, such as gnats and mosquitoes a hazard. If so, what can we do to help protect him from them?
Fourth, can diseases be transmitted to our bird should others get curious and fly on to or close to his cage, while outdoors?
If anyone has had any experience camping with their little companions, we would be appreciative of any advice or suggestions you could share.
Thanks all! We look forward to hearing from you.