I think it can be done as long as you have a safe place for them to stay and enough food and water to last. The only caveat would be how you feel about not seeing them 5 days in a week. I only see my birds on weekends during the school year so when someone get's sick, I don't know till I get home. (At least I get to yell at my brother for not noticing though) My almost useless brother adds food and water plus door closing, but he could be automated with the stuff that exists today. It's up to you really. It can be done, just depends on how you feel about leaving them behind.