Your new pet parakeet's journey from store to home should be as short as possible. If possible, get your parakeets from a breeder or pet store close to home.
Parakeet Transport Box
Your new parakeet will have to be transported home in a box. In a cage, the bird is liable to panic, but a box is dark and makes the bird feel relatively safe. A parakeet in a cage, even a covered one, will flap around in panic and can injure or even kill itself.
A box custom-made for carrying small animals
The breeders or store will be able to supply a small purpose-made box for taking your new pet home; although a normal shoe box with a secured lid and air holes is an acceptable substitute. Make sure there’s something on the bottom of the box – a small towel – to stop the parakeet from sliding around.