Re: Traveling with a Senegal
Posted by Cheryl on 8/25/05
On 8/25/05, Michael L wrote:
> On 8/25/05, Kristen wrote:
>> Hi Guys,
>> I'm going to be traveling with a senegal from richmond va
>> to phoenix az pretty soon and I have never flown with a
>> bird before. Any ideas what airline will let me consider
>> him a carry-on?
> The best answer that you will receive will come from the
> airline. All airlines allow pet travel, you just have to see
> what each individual airline's regulations are.
> As far as traveling cargo, I'm not telling you one way or
> another, but I will tell you this, I have received numerous
> pairs of bird from as far away as Hawaii and they have ALL
> arrived safely and without incident.
> If it were not for airline shipping, many people would never
> have the birds that they do.
> Michael L
Michael, I hope that your response won't influence anyone to
actually allow their birds to travel in cargo...Be glad you
never had any bad experiences...More people have lost birds and
other beloved pets due to cargo not beign temperature
controlled than those who have had satisfactory
experiences...The poster says that she will be traveling SOON,
to ARIZONA, where it is at least 110, if not hotter...You are
saying that since you never had bad experiences with pets
traveling in cargo, you (although you say "I'm not telling you
one way or the other" you really ARE telling her that it is
completely safe, and that is FAR from the truth. Most
reputable breeders will not even consider shipping live animals
during hot months (or excessively cold ones either).
Read her post again, and please consider the time of year and
DESTINATION before telling her abotu all the great experiences
you have had...It may be taken wrong, and end up killing a bird.