When my mom passed in 2015 I inherited these clowns! Frodo is a Goffin Cockatoo he is in his late 20’s , early 30’s . Gandolf the African Gray is about 23 years old.
I have put them thru alot since then! I loaded them up in dog carriers and moved them to Florida.
Then a year later I put them in travel cages and drove back to NY for the summer!
We did that 1 more time and then I got a brainstorm to buy a RV and sell everything I had to travel the country full time. One thing I learned is that life is too short, do the things you want before it is too late. Mom always wanted to travel more however she was always concerned with leaving the birds for too long! I knew from our earlier travels that Gandolf and Frodo were pretty good travelers. There were concerns, would they be ok in smaller cages? I didn’t have enough room for their big cages. So I chose would I be able to give them enough out of cage time to make up for it and would I be able to keep them warm enough? It has been a year and five months now and they have been across country 3 times now !!
they have visited friends and family all over the country! They have been to the Rubber Tramp Roundevous in Arizona. They have been on the shores of Lake powell in Utah, Hung out with the hummingbirds in Colorado and recently in the forest in Oregon! We have had some bumps in the road and a few emergency visits to the vets. Thankfully nothing serious and we are still on the move.Gandolf is talking up a storm and constantly scaring the dog with the smoke alarm sound! His newest words are rain go away! Frodo is flying around the rig comfortably and letting me hold and pet him more. He is also more comfortable hanging out on the rope perch that goes across the RV. After a year of doing the limbo under it,he finally decided that it is a pretty nice place to hang out! We have no plans to stop living this lifestyle anytime soon! You can follow our journey on instagram @donnasgangrvadventures as well as our facebook page Donnas Gang RV Adventures.