I would never ever take my birds camping in a tent.. Ever! We used to have a motor home and camped with animals then, even then there were dangers with temperature/insects, but I felt much more comfortable doing that than I ever would with a tent.
We take our African Grey Congo with us all the time. She LOVES camping and is a good traveller. When the weather is good her cage is outside for the day. She only talks and whistles - NEVER screeches or squackes, and I mean that -in her 14 years she has never squacked.
We also have 3 dogs. It is not unusual for our neighbors to make a point of coming over to tell us how great our pets are and that it was a pleasure to camp beside us.
It is also not unusual to hear neighboring campers whistling back and forth with her - she loves that game. She's also a lot quieter than some of our native birds!
I've had macaws and eclectus in the past and there is no way I would ever bring them - they were noisy :-(
Anyway, it can be done... and it is a shame that some people wreak it for the majority of responsible owners.
Laura and Carm traveling with 3 dogs & 1 African Grey Congo parrot 2010Titanium 30e35sa 5th wheel - love it!
We see people camping with birds all the time, from small finches to large parrots. Being caged can cause birds monotony and loneliness as it is so take them with you. While camping, give them as much attention as you can. At Seven Points COE CG near Nashville this spring, we met a couple who go on the road 3 months of the year with an African Gray. They've been doing it for 10 years. They would put him outside for the day and bring him in at night and if they left the site.
We are part time campers and take out Macaw with us all the time. We do not leave him in the camper, he goes with us.
Mac in the camper
He doesn't scream or carry on.
I feel the problem lies in the proper training of the animal (dog bird or whatever). Unfortunately we live in a world with a lot of inconsiderate people that don't consider how what they do affects or annoys other people and they don't really care.
Similar to the inconsiderate neighbor that allows their dogs to stay outside and bark constantly day and night. (Yea, I wound up spending over $8,000 on triple pane windows to remedy that one)..
Similar to the inconsiderate clown that pulls up next to you in the $100 car with the $1,000 stereo that you can hear in the next county.
Similar to the inconsiderate person that drives the rice burner that runs at 10 gazillion RPM's at 20 miles an hour and can be heard for 3 miles.
Anyhow, I've rambled enough. If people would have a little consideration and train their animals it would be a perfect world!!