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Pet Spotlight: Parrot/Macaw

Type of pet: Parrot/MacawMotorhoming parrot

Breed: Hybrid -- cross between a Blue and Gold and a Buffons 

Owners: Paul and Audrey Kunkel, Questa, N.M.

FMCA membership number: F409801 (joined in 2009)

Pet’s name: Aruba 

Pet’s age: 17 years

What type of motorhome do you own?
A 34-foot 1999 Coachman Mirada with living-room slideout

How often does your pet accompany you on motorhome trips?
Every trip 

Does your pet have any favorite travel destinations?
Wherever we're going 

What do you like Parrot in his cage in motorhomebest about motorhoming with your pet?
His companionship

Was it easy for your pet to adapt to motorhome travel?
Yes, he loves the ever-changing scenery.

Does your pet have a favorite spot in the motorhome?
In or on his cage, which is right behind the copilot seat, where he has a view of the road

What is your pet’s favorite toy?
Making toothpicks from blocks of wood

Have you modified your motorhome in any way to better accommodate your pet?
We make room for a 2'x3'x5' cage.

Advice for other motorhomers who travel with pets or are considering traveling with pets?
Keep them contained/restrained for safety.

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