Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pet Sitter For Vacation

Hi Sandee,

I will be going on vacation soon for two weeks and wonder if it will be sufficient if I have a friend feed and give fresh water to my parrotlet every other day while I am gone? I plan to leave two full dishes of seed mix (one Volkman's and the other a mix of black oil sunflower seeds and oats groats which he loves.) Normally I add some fresh chopped veggies too, but I don't want it to go bad in-between feedings. I'll also leave some millet in the cage too.

I thought he would be less stressed and not exposed to other birds, if he
stays in his nice big cage at home.

Does this sound ok ?



Dear Monica:

Thank you for your email. You are doing exactly what I advise people to do. It is much more risky, stressful and not comfortable for the bird to be anywhere but at home. Its ok if he goes without fresh food for a little while but not good to expose him to a new environment. You are making the best decision in my opinion.

Sincerely yours,

Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S.
The Parrotlet Ranch, Owner,

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Hi Sandee,

Thanks for your recommendations!

By the way, thanks to your expert advice on taming Toby several months ago, he is now a real sweetheart and NEVER bites anymore!! I am so happy!


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