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December 14, 2016 16:52 ET

Vancouver Movers Tackle Pet Transportation

Vancouver movers offer tips for transporting pawed, clawed, and winged friends in latest online post

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - December 14, 2016) - As a Vancouver moving company, Ferguson Moving & Storage has a long history of helping families with their relocation needs. Needless to say, moving is a hectic and challenging time for everyone, but it can be particularly stressful for furry and feathered family members. The latest blog posted on the Ferguson website focuses on the tricky subject of transporting pet birds. For more, go to:

Pets have their own unique situations and requirements when moving. Asking a friend to take care of a pet dog or cat during a move is usually a good idea in order to keep them from feeling stressed or hurt. However, birds can present a special challenge, particularly if there's more than one or incubators and eggs are involved.

Birds are sensitive creatures with specific needs when it comes to relocation. When a BC-based parrot sanctuary faced a crisis after its owner passed away, volunteers learned a lot as these animals were transported to other local organizations. Birds that are agitated or frightened can start harming themselves. They also require special handling and veterinary care, which means they can't go to just anyone.

Moving with animals requires forethought; particular if a family is moving long distances. Animals can't cross borders without documentation and checks. They often aren't permitted on public transportation and planes, so it's important to have a plan in place before the move.

Keep in mind that it's important to do research to find out if there are wildlife restrictions on owning certain types of birds before moving day. Special papers or documentation may be required when crossing borders.

Some of the tips advocated in the article include:

  • Getting the bird used to a transport cage if they live in an aviary
  • Placing a cover over the transport cage in transit to minimize drafts and car-sickness
  • Keeping the transport cage free of toys and other potential hazards that could injure your pet
  • Finding pet-friendly hotels (if required)
  • Having your new home prepared for your pets when they arrive

There are also a few resource links with additional tips for transporting pet birds.

As a Vancouver mover, Ferguson Moving & Storage can help manage all your needs, including transportation of much-loved pets. The article strongly recommends contacting a professional pet courier or mover, who will be able to help secure the necessary documentation for long distance trips.

With a little preparation, moving with pets can be a seamless and trouble-free experience-at least as much as any other move!

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