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Old 07-30-2018, 01:28 PM
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Re: New England hazards?

EllenD, living in New England I assumed he wanted a outside aviary for the warm/hot months as anything else would be crazy.

I live in southwest New Hampshire right on the Mass border and I can tell you that the only months where you don't have to worry much about the temps dipping below 50 are late June through 3rd week of August. Anything other than that is a crapshoot.
Below freezing can happen through the first week of June or so and right after labor day.
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Re: New England hazards?

Birds are crazy adaptable when it comes to temperatures -- there was one guy here who was slightly alarmed his macaws were nesting on the ground at minus two degrees (your 28.4 Fahrenheit) in the snow. He had removed the nestbox earlier because well ...winter and they had the choice of going inside, warm sleeping quarters etc.! Apperantly it is something they do sometimes...

As always: let them choose, do not force.

But I would not leave any bird outside for very long unsupervised.
Accidents can happen if you are away 2 minutes just as likely as if you are away 2 hours, but damagecontroll is possible faster in the former scenario.

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Re: New England hazards?

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EllenD, living in New England I assumed he wanted a outside aviary for the warm/hot months as anything else would be crazy.

I live in southwest New Hampshire right on the Mass border and I can tell you that the only months where you don't have to worry much about the temps dipping below 50 are late June through 3rd week of August. Anything other than that is a crapshoot.
Below freezing can happen through the first week of June or so and right after labor day.


I'm thinking this too, I think I took what he said about the bird "proving he was fine out in cold temperatures" the wrong way, and that the bird will only be outside when the temperature is appropriate....Just because a parrot could possibly survive in below-freezing temperatures does not at all mean that they should, especially when the species of parrot comes naturally from Australia. That's what you have to look at, what is the normal temperature range in the environment where they originate from and live normally in the wild.
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Old 08-03-2018, 04:25 PM
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Re: New England hazards?

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I'm thinking this too, I think I took what he said about the bird "proving he was fine out in cold temperatures" the wrong way, and that the bird will only be outside when the temperature is appropriate....Just because a parrot could possibly survive in below-freezing temperatures does not at all mean that they should, especially when the species of parrot comes naturally from Australia. That's what you have to look at, what is the normal temperature range in the environment where they originate from and live normally in the wild.
okay, let me clear everything up so we can move on. I live in the Northeast of Massachusetts near Nashua New Hampshire, of course I wouldn't have my birds outside in the winter or any day that seemed questionable. I know she tolerates low temperatures because her past owners would often run out of heating oil. Last winter, I was living with them, and they heated the house with the fireplace until the middle of December. Chicken lived in a 3 season porch with plastic over the single pane windows. I think it was December before I found out that there was a 12 inch square glass piece missing from the exterior door allowing a draft behind the blinds. That room was definitely in the low forties overnight, Plus the draft, and they never showed signs of being cold at all, and by they I mean chicken the sulphur-crested and blueberry her friend parakeet.
So anyways, chicken spends the day on the outside of her cage as it is, she just hangs out and talks to birds out the window or whatever it is birds do when I'm at work. She could easily destroy all the things I have in storage in the room she's in, but believe it or not I trust her not to as long as it's Out Of Reach of her cage.

**FYI she will absolutely climb and walk around the house to get to me when I'm home if I leave the door open, but she won't walk or fly to destroy something in the room. **
**And Fun fact, blueberry lives in chicken's cage and fits Between the Bars. He stays in and on top of the cage for the most part as well, sometimes he likes to fly laps around the room, and on occasion he'll explore the whole house. It was only when I took him home that I gave him his own perch near the top of the cage that he only goes to sleep on.**

I figured if I made a big outdoor enclosure that was safe enough, I could bring chicken out there instead of cooping her up in her cage which she's not used to, or keep risking her being free on a daily basis . I just want to give her more space and air because she's a bird and she deserves it.


Like I said though, if it's not possible to make it that safe, I'm building an adjacent Greenhouse so that we can hang out together anyways, going to plant some flowers and stuff and put a bench in there, and a small door so she can come over and chill.
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Re: New England hazards?

One more thing I forgot to respond to, yes and no to looking at their natural habitat, because I doubt any of chicken's recent ancestors lived in Australia, which means she and her relatives are better adapted to New England weather then the same species living in Australia. the more Generations in a climate the better it's going to be
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:22 PM
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Re: New England hazards?

Do you plan to let her be out in the aviary all year, and how many hours a day are you planning let her play in there?
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:32 PM
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Re: New England hazards?

I have a screened porch that is 12 x 36. I live in Florida, so can leave Birdie out there if we have to leave the house. She is only in her cage at night, so this is a perfect situation. We have about 5 days throughout the year when it gets below 65degrees. But if we lived in MA, the porch would only be good for less than half a year. Im sure you know this and are just sharing your aviary plans which I think are wonderful. I love Sulfer Crested Cockatoos, especially the Lesser.
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:12 PM
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Re: New England hazards?

Hayden, like I said in my post above, if you make the aviary secure from animal critters my main concern would be the ticks and mosquitoes.
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:19 PM
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Re: New England hazards?

And just my 2 cents on cages, my Nike is out from after her morning poop until she goes to bed but some days I purposely give her more cage time, sometimes all day, so she is accustomed to entertaining herself in a cage.

Nike is no more vocal in her cage than she is out. When she want's one of us, she lets us know and usually when she's caged just walking by and saying hello is enough to satisfy her.

There are undoubtedly going to be times when Chicken will need to be caged, be it for 4 hours or a weekend vacation so it's best to get him used to the cage, both when you're around and not so that he doesn't stress when he has to be locked up.
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Re: New England hazards?

She actually is fine in the cage, she has been in there for days at a time before, but I wouldn't want that to be routine. I'm talking about a situation where I can leave at 8 or 9 in the morning and come back from work and take her in before dinner. And for everyone asking this is for days that are warm enough only. I grew up in New England I understand we have seasons here.
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