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Old 06-24-2019, 08:27 PM   #11
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Hi all. So sorry it took so long for me to let you know how Kai did on his first road trip. I am delighted to say that he did just great. I kept his travel cage on my lap most of the trip and did scratches with him through the bar. He loved it. Since I don’t give Kai much seeds I treated him to a nice amount in a small dish at the bottom of his cage. He enjoyed that. Since there was a cage identical to his already set up at the house he was right at home. We made one gas up on the way back and my hubby let me out of the car with Kai. I walked over to the McDonalds across the way and waited there while my hubby gassed up. While everything went well with Kai unfortunately my pup (12yrs) was not acting herself and the night before we were planning to head for home had stopped eating. We ended up leaving earlier so I could take her to her Dr. Sadly test showed her kidneys starting to fail. She was very sick but with the IV treatments and meds that I give her everyday she is doing much better. Thus the main reason I have not been in the forum. Poor Kai has definitely been feeling neglected but I am slowly getting back to giving him the attention he once had. He is still sweet and very lovable. Please send prayers and positive energy our way.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:31 PM   #12
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One long term thing. I have incorporated Jules travel cage into our daily life. First in play then in her daily routine. It is kept in our living room with food and water. She uses it daily. She sleeps in it at times. This makes the cage her home. When we travel she is in her cage. One she is used to as hers. Thus when in a hotel room or new condo she recognizes her cage and goes to it for food, sleep, safety. Makes travel a bit easier on her.
What a really wonder idea. Thanks for sharing it.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:33 PM   #13
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I use to take my other parrotlets from FLA to NJ 2 times a year with no problems at all. They seemed to love the trip. They had their food, water and toys. just in a smaller cage.
Yes, Kai enjoyed having his seeds during our trip. Special treat.
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Good advice! I would add that, depending on what type of travel cage you have, you might want to put a towel beneath it as well to catch things flung out, so they don't get on your car seat.
Great idea.
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:37 PM   #15
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There is benzene in gasoline. This is what you smell when gassing up.
When gassing up, keep doors and windows closed. When you finish gassing up, etc., make sure that you do not stand beside your car with the door open for very long. Get in and out as fast as you can! Take non flavored bottle water with you. Better yet, put the water you regularly give Kai in an empty bottled water container.


At first, it may be wise to put a towel on the side of the cage that faces outwards towards traffic lanes, so passing big trucks won't startle Kai. Have a nice trip! Kai will love it. Sing to him, etc. This is s great time to teach him new words, etc., since you will be in close quarters with Kai.


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A large towel or other way to cover the cage is a must. There will be times that you will need to cover to keep light out or movement down. If something gets scary for your bird them cover up.
Thank you. I always took a cover for the cage whenI traveled with my canary to keep the sun off him. Took bottled water for Kai. He was just fine.
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We travel regularly with Huey. When we get gas I leave him in the car.

I bring water from home in a travel mug, or I give him bottled water if we will be gone longer than 2 days.

I dont use ice because Huey for some odd reason loves to bathe in his travel water dish and we get a good soaking--- he stays dry lol.
Lol about the bathing in his travel water.
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Also, salad bars are a great place to forage for bird snacks.
Great idea. Thank you.
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