What to do With Your Bird if You Are Going Away

When it comes to going away on holiday, we all look forward to the break. For pet owners, however, this break does bring concerns about the proper care of their pets. After all, what do you do with your pets? In most cases, you cannot take the pets with you on holiday so you have to make arrangements for them to be looked after. Of all pets, birds can be quite problematic when it comes to making alternative arrangements – especially ‘one owner’ birds like parrots and parakeets. You can’t just drop them off with anyone – you need to leave them with someone who knows how to deal with them.

The Best Option

Birds especially can be quite difficult if not handled properly –being separated from their family is quite traumatic for them and so they are unlikely to adjust well if put in the care of someone who does not understand them. The staff at Myflair, the top boarding kennels, have plenty of experience in dealing with many different types of pets and they have a special section for boarding birds.

Why put Birds into Boarding?

If you are going away from home for a while, there are a few options when it comes to looking after your birds. You could leave them with a friend or family member – not a bad alternative but this can be problematic. Birds such as parakeets and parrots require special handling and they can become quite aggressive if put under undue pressure. They can inflict serious damage through biting and cause a great deal of annoyance by screeching – behaviours likely to be brought on by stress. The other problem is that you have no control over the home environment that you will be sending the bird to board. There may be small children or animals at the home and your bird could be at risk of physical injury. Birds can be quite difficult for those who don’t know how to handle them.

Putting the birds into boarding is another option. This is by far the best option when it comes to looking after your birds. At Myflair, special care is taken to make sure that all pets get the best possible care. Birds are kept in a safe and secure environment and every effort is taken to ensure that they are comfortable and not stressed. They receive not only food and water but also social interaction to ensure that they are not lonely throughout the day. With staff that are specially trained to deal with your bird’s special needs, you can be sure to come home to a perfectly rested birdie.