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Transporting my birb?

Outstrech

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Hi guys. I've got a tiel, Riko, that's around 9 months old. I need to bring her to the vet to get her nails clipped soon.

The problem is, I don't have a good way of transporting her on and off the car and to the pet shop. Right now I've been carrying the entire cage, which is tiring for me and scary for Riko. I could get a carrier, but I don't know how to train her to get used to it. Does anyone have any tips, and recommendations for what carriers to get?

Thanks.
 

Theobirb

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Hi guys. I've got a tiel, Riko, that's around 9 months old. I need to bring her to the vet to get her nails clipped soon.

The problem is, I don't have a good way of transporting her on and off the car and to the pet shop. Right now I've been carrying the entire cage, which is tiring for me and scary for Riko. I could get a carrier, but I don't know how to train her to get used to it. Does anyone have any tips, and recommendations for what carriers to get?

Thanks.
Hi! A carrier would be a good idea for you and your bids safety. There are lots of different choices for bird carriers they have different styles and what not. You can find some good ones on Amazon and lots of bird stores. For my carrier I actually use a small dog carrier for my gcc. It has handles so I can carry it. This way if it is cold or there are lots of people around you can cover it when transporting your bird. A good way to train your bird to go in the carrier is target training. You can use something as simple as a wood stick that is thin and get your bird to touch the tip of the stick and then reward him with a treat or it optional to use a clicker. Up to you it will take time but consistency is key. Good luck!!:gcc::gcc:
 

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I used to use a small cat carrier at first but then once I saved up some money I got a Kings Aluminum travel cage medium and its seriously been one of my best bird related purchases ever. I've had mine at least 10 years now and it's still like new and I've used it a lot for boarding several different Conures over the years and as a sleep cage. I can't recommend them enough the initial cost is large but it will last you forever.
I know a lot of folks have had issues getting their birbs used to carrier cages but I've been very lucky that all 3 of mine excepted it easily. I did always put a favorite perch or toy in it though.
 

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I used to use a small cat carrier at first but then once I saved up some money I got a Kings Aluminum travel cage medium and its seriously been one of my best bird related purchases ever. I've had mine at least 10 years now and it's still like new and I've used it a lot for boarding several different Conures over the years and as a sleep cage. I can't recommend them enough the initial cost is large but it will last you forever.
I know a lot of folks have had issues getting their birbs used to carrier cages but I've been very lucky that all 3 of mine excepted it easily. I did always put a favorite perch or toy in it though.
I will look into that I’m sure I won’t be disappointed! Thanks!
 

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I will look into that I’m sure I won’t be disappointed! Thanks!
You're welcome! If I could add pics on my phone still I'd show you but alas I can't. But I really do swear by them they don't rust and snap together with ease it's wonderful. Definitely get the stainless steel bowls that have brackets that slide into the door the plastic bowls are not very good quality and tend to break easily which is odd given how high quality everything else about the cage is. And if you order directly from Kings ask them to put a custom dragonwood perch to go from side to side it's a wonderful extra addition to have. Much better then the standard dowel perch it comes with. The perch does cost extra but in my opinion it's well worth it. Tobias loves stripping the bark off of it so it also doubles as a toy,lol.
 

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I use a cat carrier with a rope perch in it.

I keep the carrier in the main room that Leia hangs out in, and often have a toy on top of it so Leia is encouraged to interact with it and treat it as part of her environment. I often keep the door open so she can wander in and out if she likes.
 

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I have a Kings travel cage and a Prevue travel cage. I like them both but like the Kings better because the handle folds down. The Prevue you have to take the handle off and it is what holds the top of the cage together. So to store it I have to remove the handle so it can sit where I need it to. Here are a few pics so you can get the idea. The kings is the blue one and I have had it for much longer. We got the preview when we adopted Toot.
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I have a Kings travel cage and a Prevue travel cage. I like them both but like the Kings better because the handle folds down. The Prevue you have to take the handle off and it is what holds the top of the cage together. So to store it I have to remove the handle so it can sit where I need it to. Here are a few pics so you can get the idea. The kings is the blue one and I have had it for much longer. We got the preview when we adopted Toot.
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Yay! Glad you were able to post pics,for the last month or so my phone won't let me.
 
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