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Airplane Travel Tips for Your Pet Birds

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To ensure safety for your birds while traveling through the air, you can follow the following tips:

  • Make sure you bring your birds to their vet about a week for your scheduled travel for a check-up and to acquire a health certificate, which is required for most airlines.
  • As a precautionary measure, clip your bird’s wings to prevent escape.
  • Direct nonstop flights are the best ones to book if you’re traveling with a pet bird.
  • Secure a USDA-approved crate for your pet. Check that it is the perfect size for your pets. They should still be able to move inside and be comfortable. It should also be safe and secure enough to prevent them from escaping.
  • Label the top and side parts of the crate with LIVE ANIMAL. The font should be no less than 1 inch in height. Place some arrow indicators as well to guide handlers about the correct orientation of the crate.
  • Also, put identification on the front of the crate. Include your name and your pet’s, complete address of the point of origin and destination, and contact number.
  • Place some hay on the crate and make sure you place enough supply of food like seeds and juicy fruits. Just scatter them in the crate to ensure your pets will not get hungry and thirsty during the entire trip. Remember to use non-toxic shredded paper instead of hay on international flights.
  • Use a cloth to cover some parts of the crate with openings, especially if you’re traveling to cold places to prevent drafts.
  • Finches and canaries are the only breeds that are recommended to travel with perch.

Make sure that your pet bird’s preventatives and vaccines are up to date before traveling. If you’re not sure, you can call your pet clinic Forest Hill, MD for information.

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