Everyone loves vacation to relax and enjoy a little bit from regular hectic routine but when you have pet birds such as budgies then you have to make arrangements for their care before you go on vacations.
If you are also planning to go on holiday somewhere to relax then you need to know what to do with a budgie when you go on holidays. Today we are going to discuss different arrangements that you can make for your budgies according to different holiday plans.
Planning Your Holiday with Budgie Care in Mind: Essential Factors to Consider
There are several additional factors to take into account when making arrangements for your budgie during your holiday.
First is the length of your trip which plays a crucial role in determining the best care option. If your holiday is just a few days long then you can talk to a trusted friend or neighbor to drop by once a day to check on your budgie.
For longer vacations lasting a week or more then I would advise you to consider having someone stay in your home or opt for professional boarding services.
Also consider the age and health of your budgie as well. Younger and older budgies can be more susceptible to stress therefore it is essential to take this into account when deciding on the care arrangement that suits them best.
Another crucial aspect to contemplate is your budgie’s personality. Budgies are like us and they have unique temperaments. Some may be more independent and content with solitude for short periods while some may need social interaction and require more attention.
Understanding your budgie’s character will guide you in making the right choice to keep them content and relaxed during your absence.
Where Can I Leave My Budgie When I Go On Holiday?
As mentioned earlier, you need to first plan the length of your holiday then decide the arrangements for your pet bird. There are several arrangement options for your pet bird while you are going on a vacation.
Take Your Pet Budgie With You
If you are going for a vacation and can take your budgies with you then that should be your first preference and for that you can buy a budgie travel cage.
For starters you can do some test drives with your budgie in your car with a travel cage or with his/her regular cage. Remove all the hanging toys and seatbelt the cage which would prevent cage movement while driving. Cage should have a perch so your budgie can sit on it and have a steady grip.
In some few short drives your budgie will adjust and you may notice your budgie enjoying the drives. First trip will be difficult but then your pet will look for the next trip I am sure.
Borrow A Pet Sitter For Your Budgie
If you know some who can take care of your budgie then leave your pet in their custody whether in your own home or their home whichever option is feasible for both of you. Remember to provide all detail care instruction about your budgie care.
Board Your Budgie At A Pet Boarding Facility
Board your budgie at a pet boarding facility for the time of your vacation. You need to search all reputable pet boarding facilities and read reviews about them and you must also visit them as well to see how they take care of pets under their custody.
To search pet boarding facility near you, you can search on google. Simply type “pet bird boarding near me”.
Read all the reviews, contact them and visit at least once before handing them over your budgie for care.
How Long Can Budgies Be Left Alone?
The answer to how long can budgies be left alone is completely dependent upon your bird’s personality. If your budgie is tamed and you have a great bond with your budgie then you should never leave your budgie alone more than 8 hours or a day as this would stress your bird.
However, if you have a pair of budgies and they are not tamed and you have provided food, water and toys in the cage then you budgies will entertain each other, play and be happy as long as all necessities are there. Just make sure that cage should be cleaned on time.
Tame budgies will take stress by not being with your side while untamed budgies will be easy going when left alone.
What Happens If A Budgie Is Alone?
Remember that stress will put a great impact on your tamed budgie when you left him/her alone for a long time. Look for these specific symptoms,
- Feather plucking
- Increased aggression
- Loud vocalizations
- Decreased food and water consumption
If you observe any of these signs then take action to alleviate their discomfort which may involve providing more toys, increasing their out-of-cage time and interacting with them.