Airborne Animals LLC can supply an appropriate shipping crate for your pet bird’s travel. Although a crate can be custom made from wood, it must then meet international requirements for wooden containers. More frequently, we modify a cat or dog crate to meet the IATA requirements for a bird container. These work perfectly for budgies, cockatiels, parrots and most other pet bird species
Modifications include wire mesh over all vents and the door, a perch inside at appropriate height, along with dishes attached to the door for food and water. We can also provide cloth or mesh to drop down covering over the door to prevent any drafts. The Fish and Wildlife officers who must approve a bird container for international travel, prefer the modified cat/dog crate rather than a custom made wooden crate. As for dogs and cats, security rules prefer no toys or other items inside. The bottom must have some absorbent material.
We also assist with kennels for turtles, sugar gliders, spiders, snakes, rabbits,
and other small exotic pets.
No. Crates are sold as part of the move. You may also purchase a crate yourself at a local pet store. We can make a recommendation on the type to buy. Having a kennel in advance will actually give you time to acclimate the pet to it. Trying to return a crate to use generally costs more than the value of the kennel.
All birds shipping [HI or international] require bands
some tips about acclimating a bird to the crate