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I am flying down to Sydney tomorrow and will be bringing some birds back with me. I am taking a wooden carry cage with me but was wondering if i need to do anything else.

 

Also how do they cope with flying has anyone had an experiences with this

 

Tracey

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Tracey, You will need a carry box.I can`t do photos to show you.But someone else might be able,I would check with the plane company.Iam not sure if so don`t take birds.Its best to check.I have flown birds from

Perth Syd Hobart.No problems.

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Tracey, You will need a carry box.I can`t do photos to show you.But someone else might be able,I would check with the plane company.Iam not sure if so don`t take birds.Its best to check.I have flown birds from

Perth Syd Hobart.No problems.

 

 

I have a box and already paid for them to come up just wondered if you needed to do any thing to make the trip better for the birds cover the box etc. But not sure if they need air to circulate etc

 

Tracey

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Tracey, You will need a carry box.I can`t do photos to show you.But someone else might be able,I would check with the plane company.Iam not sure if so don`t take birds.Its best to check.I have flown birds from

Perth Syd Hobart.No problems.

 

 

I have a box and already paid for them to come up just wondered if you needed to do any thing to make the trip better for the birds cover the box etc. But not sure if they need air to circulate etc

 

Tracey

 

Is the box a proper carry box for birds, if not, they may not take it on the plane.

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Tracey, You will need a carry box.I can`t do photos to show you.But someone else might be able,I would check with the plane company.Iam not sure if so don`t take birds.Its best to check.I have flown birds from

Perth Syd Hobart.No problems.

 

 

I have a box and already paid for them to come up just wondered if you needed to do any thing to make the trip better for the birds cover the box etc. But not sure if they need air to circulate etc

 

Tracey

 

Is the box a proper carry box for birds, if not, they may not take it on the plane.

 

 

Yes i brought it at the Ipswich Show on Sunday

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:bluebudgie: millet sprig inside as I assuming there is no food?

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I've shipped birds to and from Sydney by air using boxes provided by a friend who is also a bird dealer. The boxes I use are covered on 5 sides, air holes at the back and mesh front. They are just high enough for the birds to sit on a low perch, but not enough room for them to get any speed up if they get startled and try to fly "up"! Seed is scattered on the floor and there is a cheap plastic cup glued to the "floor" with wet cotton wool in it to provide them with some moisture in case they need it.

 

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'scuse the mess, my birdroom is still "under construction". The door should be well secured. This one you can see has a small screw, and the door was taped over to-be-sure, to-be-sure ;-) Make sure you label it well as "Live animals" or "live birds".

 

Some birds do no travel well, so a mild sedative administered shortly before travelling may help reduce the stress. I'm not sure what's readily available, only having used sedative tablets on air-travelling dogs. But I wish my last consignment of Gouldians had travelled better (lost quite a few within the first week :-( and sedatives or a "calmative" may have helped.

 

If you've already bought your cage/box, and are worried about head injuries, one trick that worked well for quails (one of the most startle-prone birds I know) was to fix a sheet of styrene foam to the inside top of the box. As long as the birds are not in the cage for an extended length of time they should not get bored enough to turn it into confetti.

 

Good luck,

KathyW.

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Great thread as I wanted to look into how to fly birds within Australia. Thank you for the cage information Kathy. Can anyone tell me what restrictions there are, if any, and what it costs to fly them. I really regret not having bought birds back with me from Victoria when I was there earlier this year.

 

 

 

Feathers.

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Great thread as I wanted to look into how to fly birds within Australia. Thank you for the cage information Kathy. Can anyone tell me what restrictions there are, if any, and what it costs to fly them. I really regret not having bought birds back with me from Victoria when I was there earlier this year.

 

 

 

Feathers.

 

 

We i could fly them as lugague I had to send them thru Dogtainers or one of those companies.

 

I am bringing 6 up from Sydney and it is costing me $50

 

Tracey

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My and my old guy drove all the way from Chicago to Florida with out a problem. stoped few times to give him some fresh air new food and water and he was happy as he could off been chippering the hole way to Florida. Different then flying but I think they'll do fine....

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