As one who travels quite a bit, I do what I can to make my excursions pleasant. I bring snacks, music, reading materials, a pillow and a blanket. These comforts make it more likely that I will continue to travel in the future. The same concept can be applied to our parrots.
For most companion parrots, travel is inevitable at some point. This might happen if the family moves, vacation requires your parrot to visit a boarding facility, you find yourself in an emergency evacuation or if a visit to the veterinarian is needed. Training your parrot to voluntarily enter and comfortably remain in a travel carrier can make this process stress-free and even fun.
**For the full article, pick up the April 2012 issue of BIRD TALK at your local retailer or by purchasing a PDF download here.**
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