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Holiday Boarding - Scotland?

Discussion in 'Holiday Homes For Birds' started by cazimodo, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. cazimodo

    cazimodo Regular Member

    Hi folks
    I've recently reduced my working hours to 24 per week, and generally I work 2 out of the 3 days at home now. So, I thought it might be an option to offer some holiday boarding to parrot peeps in Scotland (or further afield if you care to make the journey :))). I'm just testing the waters now, ;cos this would involve buying a new cage, toys, perches and etc.

    If you think this might be of interest, let me know.

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  2. Kendra

    Kendra Regular Member

    I think that would be an excellent idea, especially if they can bring there birds with them.
  3. PapaF

    PapaF Registered

    Did you end up going ahead with the boarding plans?
    I am in Glasgow and I have an Amazon that I need to find a summer home for while we are away on holiday.
  4. dianaT

    dianaT Moderator Staff Member Moderator

  5. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Caz has been very busy with work, so I don’t think she did Perdue this, she has been away from forum for a while.
  6. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Hi Manwella and :welcome: to the forum @PapaF

    I found this place in a google search
    Don’t know anything about them, but you may want to check out.

    Also this one

    With any holiday boarding you need to be aware of the accommodation, and what bio-security is in place to keep all birds well and healthy.

    You may want to check with your Avian Vet to enquire if they know of anywhere that does boarding too
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  7. PapaF

    PapaF Registered

    thank you for your help. I have actually been to creature comforts to see the place a few years back. They actually board the parrots in a basement underneath the shop and I thought it was too dark and gloomy for Papa. I know I am being too picky but if I can find anywhere else that he would be happier in that would be great. I will leave creature comforts for last resort. I already asked our avian vet too but they were unable to help.
  8. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    That’s not at all being too picky.....it sounds horrid! This is exactly what worries me about some of these places.
  9. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

  10. PapaF

    PapaF Registered

    Thanks, I will get in touch with them.
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  11. Flake

    Flake Regular Member Registered

    PapaF, did u find someone to look after your parrot. I’m going on holiday in June and my son is too scared to handle our conure who can bite! I live near Glasgow
  12. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Hi @Flake there are a couple of pet shop places in the Glasgow area mentioned in my post further up in this thread....we aren’t aware of any specific parrot boarders in Scotland though.
  13. cazimodo

    cazimodo Regular Member

    None that I know of either I'm afraid. I was considering offering the service myself at one point, but with Ziggy being so nervy and prone to plucking, I don't think I can risk it now. I went to see a pet shop that offered boarding in Tullibody, but they considered shoving the cage onto the pet shop floor with all the other birds and strangers walking around as boarding!!

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