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Old 10-20-2019, 02:52 PM
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And here we are for our daily romp
I love how Dandy looks like a Halloween ghost in this picture!!!
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Old 10-20-2019, 02:59 PM
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And here we are for our daily romp
I love how Dandy looks like a Halloween ghost in this picture!!!
He's an absolute goober given to odd fits of shenanigans, to say he was the high energy one of the two would be an understatement. He isn't terribly fond of physical contact, might never be, but we have a routine all the same and he likes to talk with me while I putter about the truck, or while I drive, Belle is far more cuddly/physically interactive, but is very quiet, I catch her singing very soft sometimes when Beau hushes up (rare time indeed other than sleep) and she absolutely is the dominant half of the cage. Boy howdy does she ever rule with an iron fist too lemme tell ya.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:03 PM
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Re: The High Road of Adventure

What a fun and interesting life for your birds! Honestly, I think many parrots would do well with long haul trucking or “RV-ing” as a lifestyle, so long as proper diet could be provided. Most parrot species don’t stay in one small area and while not necessarily migratory birds, most have large areas they move about in. It makes sense being on the road would come fairly naturally. If I’m not mistaken, budgies follow seasonally changing food and water sources over hundreds of miles in their natural habitat. As many members on here can attest to, even short trips out and about are highly beneficial and mentally stimulating for birds. Just have to get them used to the sensation of riding in a vehicle and they’re good to go.

Very interested to hear more about bringing your birds with you to work!
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Old 10-20-2019, 04:07 PM
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What a fun and interesting life for your birds! Honestly, I think many parrots would do well with long haul trucking or “RV-ing” as a lifestyle, so long as proper diet could be provided. Most parrot species don’t stay in one small area and while not necessarily migratory birds, most have large areas they move about in. It makes sense being on the road would come fairly naturally. If I’m not mistaken, budgies follow seasonally changing food and water sources over hundreds of miles in their natural habitat. As many members on here can attest to, even short trips out and about are highly beneficial and mentally stimulating for birds. Just have to get them used to the sensation of riding in a vehicle and they’re good to go.

Very interested to hear more about bringing your birds with you to work!
I think it probably has taken longer for them to acclimate to the environment, but they are every bit as happy and engaged as any bird I've seen on YouTube or wherever, they were absolutely terrified the first time we had to abandon ship for a couple of days to a hotel room, but they don't mind near as much anymore, the diet is hard, given schedule, but we do our best and make due. They still generally restrict themselves to the top bunk for the most part, but they are gradually exploring elsewhere.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:19 PM
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Alright gang, seems the limit of photos is going to be a problem, any suggestions for a hosting site? Photobucket is no good and I have never fooled with any of the others
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:24 PM
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How do the kid's handle it when you are grabbin' gears late night or early morning? Are they good sleepers while you are mashin' your motor? I can only imagine what a Diesel Cop would say if/when he saw two little budgies giving him the 'ol stink eye! lol.



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Old 10-20-2019, 05:25 PM
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How do the kid's handle it when you are grabbin' gears late night or early morning? Are they good sleepers while you are mashin' your motor? I can only imagine what a Diesel Cop would say if/when he saw two little budgies giving him the 'ol stink eye! lol.



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I generally give them 10 hours a day of sleep, fortunately flatbed freight tends not to have hard appointments like box and reefer freight do, we have a specific day and most places are first come first serve, and it isn't often a problem with getting up super early. I did have one DOT cop in, you guessed it, California, this summer that wanted to argue with me about being able to idle my truck to keep the temperature safe for the birds (apparently I am just chopped liver to them) and things got uh...less than completely professional but his supervisor told him I had to be permitted to run the truck because of animal cruelty laws. For the record I was, and am perfectly prepared to go to jail behind it, though other than that it hasn't been a problem...I will tell you that hotels are an awkward time, everybody wants to put faces to bars and stuff and I don't really appreciate it, I am almost positive it stresses them out and I do everything I can to discourage them
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:48 PM
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Alright gang, seems the limit of photos is going to be a problem, any suggestions for a hosting site? Photobucket is no good and I have never fooled with any of the others
You can create an album here on your profile page and load from your phone, then click on the picture and there are two lines under the pic copy paste the secondine go to your post and paste. Not good at explaining, maybe some one can go better. There is a limit to photos in your album like 70 I think.
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Make sure you offer leafy greens like romaine, my budgie love greens.
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