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Re: Traveling with a Senegal

Posted by Cheryl on 8/25/05
(10) Comments

    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?
    >> Thanks,
    >> Kristen
    > Kristen,
    > 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.