I have a chance to go away on holiday but I am unsure of the best way to get Peko to his holiday home. Peko is a sennie and we have yet to be parted. He has a fairly large cage, a San Remo and this won't fit upright in either my wife's or my car.
I have a friend who is happy to look after Peko, he always used to look after my Cockatiel before he died. He lives less than 20 miles away from me and I was intending to take Peko's cage, laid down horizontally and transport Peko in a small travel box. However Peko remembers the box from when I first brought him home (a 2 and a half hour journey) and he is scared of it.
My question is this; do I just keep trying to desensitise Peko to the travel box, so he can spend the holiday in his normal cage? (and make it easier if I ever have to get him to the vets)
Or, do I dig out my old cockatiel cage which will just fit in the car and give it a thorough clean down and transport Peko in this and leave him in it for the 10 days I will be away.
I am having a trial run with my friend first for 2 days where I will be in staying in this country and so could dash down and collect Peko if he stresses too much.
I have never felt so guilty :oops: about going on a holiday. I am a bit like this with my dog but she loves the kennels so she is a bit easier.