RVing with parrots–specifically my large parrots–seemed like a bad idea at first.
Honesty, I was worried. Really worried. You see, my problem child, Vi, has a screaming problem.
If she hears me banging pots and pans in the kitchen, she screams.
If I get her out, put music on, but don’t sing directly to her on her stand, she screams.
If I put her on a bird stand that is too far from me or turn my back on her while I cook in our U-shaped kitchen, she screams.
So you see, I expected that behavior might be, ah, rather amplified in our tiny tin can of a Class C RV.
RV Travel has been really good for our parrots.
RVing makes our parrots happy
Vi almost never screams when we’re on the road, and I recently realized why:
- I am always within six feet of her, therefore close enough to her liking.
- My back is never turned to her; I am always facing her whether I am cooking, watching TV, or even in bed.
- Between her bunk and the wingdow, she has plenty to watch outside.
- Because their cages are small, we rotate their toys much more frequently and deliberately.
I have seen enough hawks (and stupid actions taken by my own parrots) that our birds are not allowed outside with us unless they are in a tent or a Celltei backpack, so they’re bound solely to the RV for the most part.
However, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that our birds are just as content when we RV than as we are at home.
Maybe a little happier, in fact.
Our RV-Caged bird doesn’t scream; but she does sing happy songs with us.
10/10, would (and will!) RV with parrots again.