For transporting birds, a special shipping cage, the size of which depends on the size of the bird and the distance over which it is transported.
It should be neither too cramped nor too spacious. In a too spacious cage, the bird will rush, and this leads to injuries.
It is better to transport birds one by one in order to avoid mutual injury to them during transportation.
If the bird is transported in a small cage in the winter, the latter must be wrapped in a thick cloth or plastic wrap, leaving a hole for air exchange. This will help protect the bird from the common cold.
If the road takes more than 3 hours, a drinker with clean boiled water and a feeder with food should be strengthened in the cage. If transportation will continue for more than two days, the cage should be more spacious. In addition, the cell should stand close to the light source – a window or an electric lamp. Shipping cells are rare on sale, but you can make one yourself.
The cage for transporting birds is a box on the front wall of which an iron lattice or mesh is fixed. Also on the front wall, grooves are required for installing window or organic glass in the cold season. The remaining walls are made of boards or getinaks with a thickness of 10 – 15 mm. The opening door for bird landing can be located both on the front (part of the iron grate) and on the back wall. A handle is mounted on top of the drawer.
A cage designed to transport a large number of birds over a considerable distance should have sloping side walls at the top. The resulting slope must be tightened with a fine mesh. This will improve airflow into the cage and allow them to be placed on top of each other during transport. The cage for transporting large parrots should be strong. Ap, Alexandria, and other parakeets need to be transported in cages whose height is significantly greater than length or width. The closure of the cell door must be strong and reliable.
Bringing the bird home, let it rest in a portable cage, do not disturb.
The parrot will need some time to recover, and perhaps he will eat little during the first days in a new environment for him.
Trapping, a new cage, an unfamiliar environment, transportation dramatically change the behavior of the bird. Many of them do not eat or drink along the way, become apathetic or, conversely, overly restless. Prolonged stress is dangerous for birds. Even a practically healthy bird does not tolerate capture, transportation, climate change, environment, and feed.
Freshly brought birds cannot be released into a common cage or aviary. If the bird was bought in an unreliable place and you are not 100% sure that it is absolutely healthy, then quarantine should be carried out: for 40 days the parrot must live in a separate room from another parrot, there should not be any contact between them, and the person , who cares for both birds, after each communication with the new Corella, he must wash his hands thoroughly.
For 40 days, all possible diseases pass an incubation period, so after this amount of time, either the parrot will be completely healthy, or the disease will have time to activate. To reduce quarantine, a new bird can be tested, and if they are in order, then quarantine can be completed as soon as the results are known. Mandatory analyzes include analysis for ornithosis, salmonellosis, protozoa and helminths.
Until the quarantine ends, a new parrot cannot be kept in the same room with other birds, since many diseases, such as ornithosis, are transmitted by airborne droplets.