Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Bird section of travel trailer
For those of you that remember my Traveling in Style post, you will appreciate this one.
Originally, we equipped our trailer with enough cages to accomodate our flock when we would be traveling a bit. However, it was never meant to be "full time" traveling based on the cages we picked out. And some birds were sharing cages like our two Camelot Macaws (Comet and Tusa) as well as our Grey Parrot and Galah (Cressi and Bondi).
But now that our trailer is going to be the birds' FULL time cages, we had to make some serious changes.
Change #1: Everyone has their own cage.
Giving everyone their "own room" meant more money out to cages. We had no choice but to get a third macaw cage. Because of the used up space from the new macaw cage, we had to move the tall white cage we had to the opposite side and decided to use it for our three medium sized birds. The parakeets cage was still usable and great and didn't need any changing except for to take off the legs and put it above one of the macaw cages. This made enough space for the macaw cage to be in there (the newest one). The the only problem was our Swainson Toucan's room... where would it go and what would it be?
Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Orlando, FL Shown: Dave working on assembling bird cages
This will have to be a new buy as well but we haven't got it yet. But we DID make the room. The shelving that was in before we took out and Fiji's cage will more than likely be a wide dog crate type of cage so that it is large enough for her. The only problem with dog crates is they don't have grates at the bottom so we will be looking into that within the next couple of months but at least most of the birds are secured for!
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.