How to Make Moving Easy with Your Pet Bird (Part I)

Follow these tips to ensure that you’re bird has a smooth transition.

Pet birds are sensitive to change, so making a move to a new house is a possibly stressful situation. As a good pet parent, you’re already on the right path by looking into the best way to transport your pet. With these tips, you can be more readily prepared by taking the correct steps to alleviate the stress your pet bird might experience as you move from one home to another.

Throughout the whole process, remember to stay calm and keep close attention to your bird for any changes in behavior such as aggression, loss of appetite, or change in feathers. They can pick up on your body language, which can translate stress to your bird.

Begin the moving process by going through these steps. Your feathered friend will be grateful for a smooth transport to a new house.

Type of Transportation

First think about how you’ll be making the move: by plane or car. Car is recommended so you can be close to your pet bird for the trip. If you have to fly to your new residence, check with your airline about the paperwork and transportation carrier necessary. Before reserving your flight, make sure the airline accepts birds. Get a carrier that is crafted to reduce the risk of injury during turbulence and has enough space for your pet to be comfortable.

You’ll also need to go to your vet to show proof of ownership and get health certificates. If you’re concerned about making the move yourself, there are professional pet moving services that are skilled to handle pets of any size, shape, and species.

When traveling by car, try to make it as similar to your bird’s daily routine as you can. Bring their usual water and food, keep their favorite snacks on hand, and be sure the temp feels the same as it would in their usual habitat.