Why do people assume birds are so delicate? Or am I barking up the wrong tree and they really are?
I just fielded a call from my elderly aunt who has had birds, usually tiels for many years. She called me to ask if I would take in her tiel because she was moving back east to live with her son and his family. She was all set to give up this tiel that she's had for years to the Humane Society. I asked her why she didnt just take the birdy with her and she said she wasnt sure if the bird could take it on a plane.
I travel 400 miles each way up and down CA with my lovebird about 7x a year to visit family and Ham loves seeing new things. I brought that up with my aunt and she said well a car is different. I mean, how so? The bird is still in a tight space with lots of noise (assuming you are traveling with in the cabin).
At the end I hope I convinced her to just take her tiel with her when she flies back. It really never entered her mind as a possibility.
Its not just her, I see lots of pets given up because people wont travel with them. I can understand if there is a quarantine or an international ban but why are people so willing to just abandon their pets?