Originally Posted by dienst1
This is our second post regarding fulltiming with a Cockatoo (parrot sized bird). We bought a cage that will fit in a couple of places in our 28' Excella motorhome. Has anyone traveled with a bird and what has been your experience?
Dick & Genie
We travel with four birds, a cat and a dog. Three of the birds are as social as a Cockatoo. Those three love to see what's going on around them. The other is a Nanday Connure, and he's a "chicken little". Being a prey bird, he is sure that every shadow is after him, so he's covered while travling.
Your bird may enjoy a window seat while traveling, so it can see the sights as they pass by. Three of ours do just that, and will comment when a semi passes us. After awhile, just like kids, the road noise will help them take naps.
The main thing we've done is to make sure they are entertained. They all have plenty of toys to play with, or chew in the case of the Macaw. My wife cooks their treats and that helps them stay fit. While in a park we will let the birds out of their cages so they can sit on our shoulders, or just roam. At night, or when away for the day, we close our blinds to reduce the chance for outbursts.
We have a TT, and place the cages in the front cap area and next to the curbside front window. We took down the valance over that window because our Macaw was trying to taste it when he was on top of his cage. Our thoughts for placing the cages was to make sure that they were close to us while we were awake. All four are social, and really seek out our company, so that was very important. Being in the front also minimized stepping around cages and perches to get somewhere.
I'm not familiar with y'alls layout, but I feel sure that you will find just the right place for your Cockatoo.