Travelling with a Budgie..
I'm going to be taking my budgie up to my parents while I'm on holiday and that means a three to four hour car journey. I've taken him on a short run and he seems happy enough uncovered - at least he didn't go into panic mode. The only thing was that occasionally he started giving out his "where are you?" squeak which is quite annoying inside a vehicle cabin.
Would it be better to cover him up? I've read that being in the dark usually calms birds down but is he really going to be happier with all the rocking and noise if he can't see what's going on?
One site suggested keeping him in a small shoe box with air holes but I think he'd be happier in his cage since at least it's familiar to him even if it is rocking about more than normal. Besides - four hours in a shoebox?