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Nick Wait
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I am just doing a bit more research before I commit to birds, I'm just wondering how does everyone travel with them. I've seen a couple in cat carriers (I hope that's the word) Do they need any special traveling arrangements? I am only talking locally though and not international.
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Nick, this has been discussed before and I'm sure you will get many different answers. If you're talking about flying somewhere, it's best to check with the individual airlines. They all have different requirements.

If you are travelling by car, a pet carrier is fine. Just put some food and water in it with a perch. I have several small cages that are designed for travelling but basically they are just glorified pet carriers.
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I've had several cages made for my birds. Traveling really sucks with them. I've been waiting for international papers for my cockatoo since December. Just got them today. Good thing I wasn't in a hurry for them for a gig... (sarcasim)

If you're just doing domestic, the airlines will be your worst enemy. I've been stuck in other countries simply because the airline happened to change their policy in the past 8 days...

In doing recent research, I've found that it's best to ship them ahead of time with Delta or Continental. Hope this helps.

Here's a link of cages that I currenty ship my animals in.

Good luck!

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You are in the UK. What works for us in the USA may not be correct for you. But please let us know what you learn.

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One word when it comes to traveling with animals; DON'T.
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