Eclectus... and the summer heat ?
Posted 15 July 2010 - 08:41 PM
My outside aviary says it is 107 degrees F ... How hot is too hot for them?
I just set up the aviary last month. I bring them outside every morning and I bring them in every evening. They could stay in the house during the hot days, but they are happier outside.
What does everyone think? It is only gonna get hotter as the summer moves on and I don't want to overheat them.
Also, If I go out everyday and mist them to help cool them off, while that may help.... Is it possible to over bathe my birds. Am I washing away needed oils from their feathers if I shower them too often?
What are your opinions?
Here is Abby & Costello.
Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:34 PM
As long as there is shade and fresh water available, they should do OK (assuming they are used to the heat in your neck of the woods).
You can bath them daily if you want. Its good for them and will not wash off any oil. You can also leave a bowl big enough for them to take their own baths and cool down in.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 03:10 AM
Maybe you should look into a misting fan, if you can find one They have a hose hookup and spray a very fine mist which helps to cool the area.
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