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Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby Michael » Tue May 22, 2012 1:29 pm

Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

I took my parrots on an airplane camping trip over the weekend to Maine. Check out a bunch of photos, special cartoon, and video of the parrots adventures around New England!
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Re: Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby hooligan » Tue May 22, 2012 1:38 pm

That's awesome. I especially love the photo of the two of them hanging out in the tree. If only New England had native parrots!

I live in Boston (right next to Logan airport) and grew up in NH. New England is unlike anyplace else in the US, and yeah, lobster rolls can get wicked big up north!
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Re: Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby cml » Tue May 22, 2012 2:20 pm

Great trip, do they like camping ^^? I really wish I could get Stitch to wear his harness...
Stitch (WFA) and Leroy (BWP)
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Re: Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby liz » Tue May 22, 2012 7:44 pm

I really like the pictures of them looking out the windows. Do you think they could feel that they were high in the air?
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Re: Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby Hermes » Wed May 23, 2012 1:01 am

Thanks for another good topic to think about; bringing birds along on a vacation.
Was there anything about taking the birds on vacation that you didn't expect that happened?
I am curious about outdoor flight.
Did you have any concerns about predatory birds hurting your companions?
Can you talk about the leads your use to attach to your birds harnesses.
Your birds seemed happy in the video... Did they stess out about anything on the trip?
Thanks again!
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Re: Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby Michael » Wed May 23, 2012 9:15 am

Nope, things pretty much went as expected. I have traveled with them before just never both at the same time. The biggest trouble I was having was that after a few hours they relaxed and went back to being themselves. So while at first they would sit on the same perch and not fight, later they got back to fighting over stuff. It was difficult keeping Kili on my shoulder and Truman on hand because Kili would run along my neck to whatever side he was on to hang off by her talons trying to attack him from above. The moment I'd switch Truman to my other hand, Kili would run across my neck again to the other side.

Yes, birds of prey are always a concern when taking parrots outside. I keep an eye out and so do the parrots. I keep them close. This is about the best I can do.

They weren't stressed much. I've taken each of them flying before and on short day trips. This is the first time they camped out overnight but what's the difference when things are dark and they are sleeping anyway? The temperature was pretty cold at night (about 40F) but that didn't seem to bother them too much either. The high altitude when flying just put them to sleep. So I think it was mostly fun and exciting for them and not particularly stressful.
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Re: Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby furf » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:37 am

That looked a lot like the old naval base in Brunswick. I am bummed I did not read about this trip before I live in Brunswick. I am glad that you had a good safe trip. It rained a TON here the other weekend I am glad you missed it.
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Re: Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby janetafloat » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:57 pm

Well that was fun, I really enjoyed your holiday movie! Looked like your birds were relaxed and happy. What a great thing for them to have different experiences & expand their horizons like that. You're so right - the more you do with your pets the more you can do with them.
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Re: Parrots Fly to Maine to Go Camping

Postby Elaihr » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:44 am

Oh my, now I'm jelly, I love flying! :shock:
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