In Reply to: Flying over seas with green conure posted by Magdalena on Sun, May 13 2012 at 06:06 PM CDT:
Birds are shipped by air all the time, and if you get a carrier that fits under the seat in front of you, you can take them in the cabin with you -- you need approval from the airline, but most will allow one or two pets in the cabin per flight. I flew with a cat once. From Spain to California.
You might want to extend your layover and go for a pet friendly hotel room if you can find one, to give you both a break! But well socialized birds travel much better than cats do, and my cat survived.
If not clipped, you might want to consider it as there is extra risk of a mishap when not in your familiar surroundings. Security made me take my cat out of the carrier coming into the US, which made me very upset, but I was unable to talk them out of it.
If you can't find a friend you trust to take your bird and you can't bring him home with you, look for a reputable rescue in your area.
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