Not really a budgie question but more of a bird question. In a few months we'll be moving 1000 miles across the country, and we'll be driving. The issue is that we'll have our green cheeked conure with us... I was wondering if you have any advice for that? She's been in the car before but never for so long. Any advice?
Bring something to cover the cage so she’s not too frightened, also minimise the amount of perches and toys in the cage & move the perch down low so that if they get frightened or fall they won’t hurt themselves.
Make sure they don’t get too hot & when you stop for breaks reward with food and keep a close eye out that they aren’t becoming stressed by the travel.
Signs your conures are too hot or stressed are:
Holding wings away from the body & opening the beak- means they are over heating
Being fluffed up or shaking for long periods.
Generally they may seem a little scared, but should calm down once they get used to the environment in the car and it will help knowing they’ve been in the car before!