How to Stay Organized With Your Bird Toys When You Travel

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Erie, PA

I'm kind of a neat freak. I'm bothered if the pillows aren't put tags down so you can't see them, and correctly even on each side of the bed. Or if the sheet isn't tucked in and you can see it beneath the comforter... oh man that gets me too. Why do I have birds then? They surely aren't neat freaks by nature! But I make it work. So for my fellow neat freak bird lovers... After years of having this bird trailer of ours, and traveling with our bird toys by box... it finally dawned on me how to do it better. Sometimes it takes people longer to catch on, okay?  

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Erie, PA

I was cleaning out the trailer without any birds in it (I stand by that you can't REALLY clean a bird's cage unless the bird is out of it) and I really wanted to empty the box of toys I had in there because I had organized everything else so well and it all looked so pretty and then there was this giant box. What to do with it... I pulled the toys out and stared at them. Then grabbed some quick links and made toy clusters (putting more than one toy on a quick link). I now had two clusters, no box, and no cages in need of toys. That's when I realized I could travel with them hanging. I mean, that's how they travel when they're in use so why not travel that way not in use too? Brilliant. It was simply brilliant.  

Photo by Jamieleigh Location: Erie, PA

We have the type of shelf that it could easily work on so I attached/hung the toys on the side where the birds couldn't reach them by throwing their beaks or toes outside their cages and called it a day. I was so pleased with myself. So I had to share it with all of you, because I will be traveling with bird toys hanging from now on! No more box, no more clutter. Peace of mind for the neat freak bird community. For bird toys like mine that are made of 100% natural materials, click here.

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.

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