Transporting Parrots from the Gold Coast to Port Headland

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 19:33
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My next door neighbours are relocating to Port Headland early next month,He has been working there for the past 2 months, he managed to rent a house there and now they are relocating all their furniture ect, the only problem is they have 2 King Parrots and 1 Cockatiel, they wont handle going in a plane, so they are going in his Landcruiser,they are going via the Barkly Hwy into the Territory ect, Question, do they need permits to take these birds into the Territory, I understand they got information regarding WA, but forgot to enquire about travelling through the NT,I told his wife if anybody knows the answers it would be with the Exploroz People, thanks in advance.

PS. these Parrots are like bloody kids, they talk and do all the crazy things you can think of.

Cheers
Daza.
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 19:48

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 19:48
How about a long string from Port Headland to GC. Tie around the leg and just pull.
Cheers Bruce
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 19:52

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 19:52
Nah I told them all the Parrot Jokes, but thanks for your sincere suggestion.
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Follow Up By: Isuzumu - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:04

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:04
No worries mate hahahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:09

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:09
Daza

give them a GPS and head em' off in the right direction?

he might even get frequent flyer points for them?
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:52

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:52
Mark

What type of GPS devices would you recommend? you see these Parrots can talk in two languages, re: Broken English and Broken Polish, or maybe Pidgeon English, and what would you fasten them to, can't use the suction cap device,might have to use the bolt on type, nah might give that a miss, NEXT PLEASE. lol lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:02

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:02
Daza

gees mate.......use polly grip!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:10

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:10
Good Night Mark it's past your Bed Time. lol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:13

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:13
Daza

arrrkkkkkk..........lol.
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Reply By: Member - Stuart P (WA) - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:12

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:12
you /they may have to get DEC permits into wa.
i have to get import permits when i transport birds from east. all my birds fly in pet packs and are no worse for wear when they arrive here. the birds i import are highly strung (raptors)
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:56

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:56
Thanks Stuart

I'll let them know,about the Pet Packs.
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Reply By: Jedo_03 - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:14

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:14
Hmmm
Well I reckon these people should be reported to the RSPCParrots for even 'thinking' about taking the two birds to Port Hedland... Not to mention his poor wife...
I lived and worked there (Nah - not BHP) and the place is really the pits... BHP quite willingly share their enormous mountains of red oxide with everyone who lives within 10km of the place - the stuff gets (and is) everywhere - no soap-powder known to man will shift it...
And did I say that the place is 'dreary'..? Well it is... The shops at Port Hedland are non-existent, a few banks, a post office, a cafe and a small Mall... Hedland is not much better except the Mall is slightly larger...
Pretty Point is okay for a few hours at the weekend... The 'reef' is unimpressive - the sand-bank is a nice walk IF you can stand the temperatures - fish and chips at the Yacht club of a friday nights was the highlight of my week...
Oh - make sure you visit the Salt Dumps (can't miss em)...
The heat is unbearable - but the humidity will drain you...
Take plenty of DVD's - and a fan for the parrots...
Mind you... Good traveling in that region... 80 Mile Beach, Broome (Michael Douglas's croc and wildlife farm is a must visit), Karajini NP
All good reasons to get out of P.Hedland...
In my opinion...
Jedo
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Follow Up By: oldfart1953 - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:47

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:47
Michael Douglas.....ooh that must be Malcolm Douglas's brother
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Follow Up By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:59

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 20:59
G/Day Jedo

It sounds like a nice place, yes he is working for BHP,as a Plumber,
any way the Parrots aren't fussy lol lol.

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Follow Up By: Jedo_03 - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:00

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:00
Oh Well...
Previous posters got away with Port "Headland"...
But I stand corrected...
Apologies to Malcolm Douglas...
"New" series starting next saturday night...
Jedo
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Follow Up By: Jedo_03 - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:32

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:32
Daza..??
Is he renting in Port Hedland or down in Hedland..??
Hedland is also "dreary"...
The streets/houses down in Hedland are 'designed' in circles/swirls - said to be the whim of some architect who liked roses... Consequently most of the streets are curved and many house plots are "V" shaped... Easy to get "lost" once you have been driving amongst the 'petals'... Also, well... some neighbours can be a bit "bothersome" and the local constabulary are often "reluctant" to intervene...
I lived in Port Hedland (halfway between PH and Pretty Point, on the lee side of the breaker sand-dune). One minute walk up the hill got me a view of the ocean and reef - and the incoming cyclones... Though it IS pretty to look out on the glassy-calm ocean...
Thankfully, I only had to "live" in Port Hedland 1 week a month - the other 3 weeks were away in the desert, Cotton Creek and Two Wells and beyond...
Marble Bar is reputed to be the "hottest" place in Aus... And it's Jasper - not Marble - but WELL worth a stay...
Jedo


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Follow Up By: Ray - Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:01

Monday, Mar 30, 2009 at 09:01
I worked in Pt. Hedland years ago on the construction of the Mt Newman railway (40+ years ago ?) and Pt Hedland was a dump then. Goldsworthy Mining was operating and the red dust was very prevalent and the shops not worth mentioning and there was a fight almost every Saturday night outside the Esplanarde Hotel.
I went back to Hedland some years later to work on BHP's briquette plant. Not much had changed in Pt. Hedland except that the greasy spoon café had gone and a port control tower had been built.
During this time South Hedland had been built, which is about 10kls. from Pt Hedland. There is quite a modern shopping centre there but access is denied to ATMs after 6pm. and the security guards go around in threes. Vandalism in both areas is very high by unemployed youths
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Reply By: ross - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:31

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:31
Take them to the taxidermist 1st. They will arrive as fresh as the day they left
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Follow Up By: Jedo_03 - Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:34

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 21:34
LOL..
They'll be stuffed after going there...
Jedo
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Reply By: D200Dug- Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 22:10

Sunday, Mar 29, 2009 at 22:10
One of my mates tried to send his pet Galah from Rockhampton to Longreach by rail.

He had some initial problems when he rang up and told them it was Mr Swan and he wanted to send a Galah to Longreach by train.

There was a silence followed by "Why don't ya both just fly out there?" and then they hung up on him.

He phoned back and said "Let me put to you that differently This is Senior Sergeant Swan of the Queensland Police ...................."

They believed him the second time !

He also tells the story of hid dad leaving a police station in the 70s. When a police car leaves they need to ID themselves and passengers to the police radio net.

Transmission: "VQR this is car 23 leaving X station with Swan, Finch, Hawk, and Robin onboard. Over "

Reply ( in a slow sarcastic drawl ) : "Car 23 VQR is that a police car or a F***ING aviary on wheels? Over"


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Reply By: Barry McKenzie - Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 00:10

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 00:10
Daza, does your mate know for sure that the parrots won't handle flying in a plane?
I work at Brissy airport and see plenty of parrots, cockatiels, lorikeets etc transported all the time on aircraft in specially built boxes and they seem to handle it ok...there is plenty of pet transport coy's (jet pets come to mind) but a lot of the birds seem to go via freight coy's on qantas jets...
qantas also flies brisbane-karratha direct semi regularly so the birds would only get moved once.
hope this is a help

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