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Old 02-13-2008, 03:05 AM
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travel crate?

i'm going tomorrow to buy a crate for my new green cheeked amazon.... i dont know exactly how big those are so i'm buying a bird carrier thats 17"W X 10"D X 12"H. its a 30 minute trip from where i live to where she is. do you think she'll be alright in that, or should i look for something bigger?
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:34 AM
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Re: travel crate?

So GCA tend to be about 12 to 13 inches long, that carrier that you have described should be adequate enough for short car rides ...
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Old 02-13-2008, 06:13 PM
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Re: travel crate?

yeah, the lady said shes about 8" head to tail, so i'm guessing shes on the smaller side?
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Old 02-14-2008, 08:19 PM
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Re: travel crate?

huh ... something's not right there .... one of two things is going on here ....

1.) This lady has no idea of how long 8 inches really is (lots on inappropriate jokes could be inserted here ... ) and she is taking a really bad guess.


2.) She doesn't have an Amazon, but rather, some other sort of bird and has mis-identified this bird since she has had it.

The only reason I say this is because birds are usually 90% of full-grown size by the time they wean ... a bird that is going to grow to 12 - 13 inches will be at least 10-12 by the time they wean. If this bird is 5 years old, it is full grown and should be a lot bigger ...

I would like to see a picture of this bird if you have one ... or, when you get him home you will have to post one anyway ... C'mon now, we're waiting!

P.S. for the record, my Green-Cheeked Conure is like 8 inches long beak to tail ... now, I know he thinks he's a Green Wing Macaw, but really, he's not that big ...
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Re: travel crate?

sure, heres a picture of her.


i dont know how to post pictures, lol and i thought i was computer savvy. but copy past that, and thats her.
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Re: travel crate?

and btw, the bird is 16 years old.
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Re: travel crate?

She is lovely. Right now I have a female mexican red head who is likley in her thirties and she produced babies just a few years ago. I am actually looking for a new home for her.
Anyway, 16 years is by no means old for an amazon, but it is old enough for her to have aquired a bit of an attitude.
I think she will really enjoy her new home and as you know fitness can be an issue for amazons.
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i hope she likes it here. she better, she's gonna be super spoiled.
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I never would have guessed
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Re: travel crate?

so does she look like an amazon?
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