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Should I Take Zeke Camping

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Hi all this is my first and I hope one of many posts to you guys. Have adored looking at all your pics etc. I just love budgies and have at various times bred them. I have had one of the most loyal and gorgeous budgies in the whole world whose name was George and where we went he went. Sadly after 9 years George passed away, and I have only some time later decided to get another and on Friday purchased Zeke. He is a yellow faced grey and just beautiful. So far training and bonding are going as well as can be expected in these early days, but here is my question. We are going camping in our caravan over Easter and just wondering if you thought I should take Zeke with us. George went camping with us all the time and I would like to think that Zeke can too, but am worried that at this early stage it may be abit much for him. He will need to move to what I call his holiday home lol a smaller cage and the car trip is about 1 hour. I am concerned that if I leave him here in these early stages the bonding may go backward. My 19year old son will be here so Zeke will be fed and watered if I leave him here but doubt that my son would talk alot to him??? What are your thoughts

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Hi Zeke's Mum :D

 

If I was you, I would take Zeke with me. Sounds like you know what you are doing and have thought it out carefully. Take him for his holiday....he is part of the family after all. :D

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Hello and welcome :D

 

It is a lovely idea to take Zeke camping :D

I agree it should be fine. Just make sure he is eating well before you go. New birds are known to not eat when under the stress of their new home.

I would say if you see any signs of stress before you leave, that it would be best to keep him home rather than changing his environment again.

 

If he hasn't missed a beat and is coping with the move, then go for it ^_^

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Hello and welcome :D

 

It is a lovely idea to take Zeke camping :D

I agree it should be fine. Just make sure he is eating well before you go. New birds are known to not eat when under the stress of their new home.

I would say if you see any signs of stress before you leave, that it would be best to keep him home rather than changing his environment again.

 

If he hasn't missed a beat and is coping with the move, then go for it ^_^

 

Thanks so much you two, looks like Zeke is coming camping :D

 

Was just readind the Cara and Molly thread how lovely is that???? She seems to be giving Molly Zuchinni and I have never heard of that? How do I do that just chop it up small skin and all?? Have a couple in the fridge and about to try Zeke on some corn so though I might add that too?

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Hi! welcome Zeke and Mum! :D

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Thanks soo much am finding these forums so informative even though I have had budgies for a long time am learning lots of new stuff

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Hi there, it soungs like a great idea taking him camping, only thing I could sugest would to be to put a cover over his cage while your traveling so he feels safe and secure. Apart from that, have fun!! :grouphug:

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What a great idea covering him up. Have had about 4 training sessions with Zeke today 10 mins at at time and laughing about the way anyone who could hhear me talking to him may have thought I had gone totally mad lol

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Hi Zeke's Mum...

 

I would definitely take him, after all he might fret while you are away...

 

Here is something you can buy for him to make him happy.

 

Yes, it might be a tiny bit outlandish, but imagine what he will tell all his grandchildren when he grows up, to be a champion budgie, and has a family, and remembers the good old days in his retirement.... I went camping with my foster human mum, and she bought me this to sleep in and protect me...

 

 

http://www.thinkgeek.com/stuff/41/tauntaun.html?cpg=93H

 

Yes it might be too big for him, but you've got to remember he's a budgie NOT a finch or a quail! His personality will grow into it!

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Yes just cut up the zuchunni in small pieces :hug: have fun camping

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Damm budgies. On taking Zeke camping he had a ball playing in his water dish so on our return decided to give him a little dish for a bath and he looked at me as if I was weird. "I am not getting into that mum" and wouldnt go near it all day. On the camping issue dont think Zeke enjoyed it much lol. First off he had a smaller cage and didnt like that we also had him outside in the annexe the first day and a magpie landed on top of my poor baby and scared the life out of him (and me) so the rest of the trip he spent inside the caravan refusing my hand and even his millet. Think he was punishing me for taking him lol. Back home now and back in his palace and slowly training again stood on my finger and ate his millet yesterday :) which is a good sign. Working on the pics of him too just need to sign up for photobucket

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sounded like quite the adventure, I hope you had a good time camping and glad you are back safe and sound :)

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