Never had to evacuate before, but it seems we may have a flooding over the weekend, and we have to decide by Sunday at noon(?) if we are to evacuate or not. Evacuating will include taking our dog, two cats and six birds. We only have one cat carrier, and should get a small dog crate/carrier for both cats, but if we do end up having to evacuate, the cats will end up being put into one of my small bird cages. (It's how we moved them initially) I have two small flight cages that the birds will be put into (crowded, but doable), then the dog on a leash/harness combo.
Here's an old photo when I had 5 cockatiels, a budgie and a bourke all in one flight cage prior to a trip to being boarded. Took my larger flight cage (the HQ Flight, 32 x 23 x 34?) so they weren't confined to the small flight for too long.
There were a few times in the past I wondered if we'd have to evacuate due to fires, but never had to... so will be making sure Saturday night that the flight cages are ready in case we need to pack up!
MonicaMember Since 27 Mar 2004
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- Member Title Passion for Parrots!
- Age 25 years old
- Birthday March 11, 1988
I enjoy helping out among fellow bird enthusiasts, learing all that I can when in doubt, havin fun!
City / State / Country Location
Reno, NV, USA, Earth, 3rd Rock from the Sun
Parrots and Animals
Noel, she is my cherry head conure. Before I received her, she was attacked by a ferret and suffered from brain damage. This resulted in poorer eye site, balancing problems, and the loss of the ability to fly. She came here Dec 22nd, 2001 from a stranger who was dropping off food. Noel has come a long ways, and is one of the loves of my life!
Casey, a cockatiel, was a gift to me of sorts. She came here Nov 15th, 2001. She was handraised from day one and is the sweetest tiel I've ever met! Course she has hissy fits if I don't scratch her head just right!
The bourk, one lonely girl... I had originally received a pair and their one daughter from a couple who were going to travel the USA and couldn't find a birdsitter... they also came with a lone turq, though sadly all of them (minus the one daughter) were 10+ years old and have passed on.
I also have a family of tiels, Kiwi and Pistachio being the parents. Kiwi used to pluck and mutilate herself and might have been a chronic egg layer. Pistachio, well his head has been plucked. Two of their offspring are Sunshine, a lovely pearl girl, and Kirby, a "spitting image" of his father! <i>Both Kiwi and Kirby have been adopted!</i> They were given up cause their previous owner wasn't taking care of them and the father of the family had no time for them. It's a good thing too that they were surrendered because when they arrived here, they smelled like they were sitting in a fresh ash tray! Add to that, their cage, which was only fit for one tiel at max, was a few shades yellow-er!
Charlie, mitred conure, 13 years of age, parents were wild caught mitreds, and he lived with one owner for 10 years who boarded him indefinitely at a petstore for about a year. He was then taken into a foster home where he was well loved, but too loud! He needed something a little more permanent and a place where his screaming wouldn't bother the neighbors!
Faye, another cockatiel. She came from the same home as Clyde, a whiteface cockatiel (also adopted) came from. She's learning to live the life of a cage-free tiel, and is slowly getting warmed up to me after 4 months...
Tomi Girl, the latest cockatiel, actually came to me severely underweight (56 grams or less), in a small cage, surrounded by cigarette smoke, and smoke from who knows what else that was lit, and a chronic egg layer. She's gained back a healthy amount of weight (although I would still love to see her gain a few more grams), good muscle, and has not laid eggs for me!
I'm just a girl, at age 21, that has been in love with birds since I was 12! Well, I have always loved creatures that could fly, and for my 12th b-day had received a bird cage. It wasn't until a few months later did I actually receive my first bird, a budgie. That was back in 2000. By 2001, I had a few budgies, a cockatiel, and a cherry head conure! My love for them hasn't stopped growing, nor the knowledge that I gather about them and all the other parrots out there!
What other type of pets do you own?
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