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Old 03-13-2013, 01:12 PM
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Preventing heat stroke and heat stress

Mel, Australian parront, made a new blog entry on birdtricks with tips to deal with hot weather and heat stress in birds.

Heat Stress In Birds

One of my favorite tips was to freeze water in a bowl overnight, then place another bowl in it and use that to keep fresh food from spoiling as fast in hot weather.
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Re: Preventing heat stroke and heat stress

Last year when it got to 105 here the zebras were hot and I just misted them down.They seem to handle the heat quite well.The diamond doves love the heat and would sit in the sun on purpose and didnt pant or anything(crazy).

Thanks for the site, great stuff.
This year Im putting the tiels outside in their own aviary for the first time.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:48 AM
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Re: Preventing heat stroke and heat stress

Copper, thanks for posting that idea, its great! I will do that bowl thing. When I had my rabbits, i would freeze bottles of water, and put those in their cages. it seemed to keep them cool.
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Re: Preventing heat stroke and heat stress

Quote: Originally Posted by Agapornis View Post
Copper, thanks for posting that idea, its great! I will do that bowl thing. When I had my rabbits, i would freeze bottles of water, and put those in their cages. it seemed to keep them cool.
When my sister had a guinia pig we would use frozen water bottles also.

What area of California are you in? I'm in NorCal (SF Bay Area south) so the weather is pretty mild, summer being 78-90 degrees. But on occasion a heat wave does come in and it's really hot. Normally hotness is around 103-105 but one year it was 115 and humid! In my area few people have AC in their house,and most have double panes windows which work amazing if nights are cool. During a heat wave it doesn't cool down enough at night, so opening up the windows is useless and after the first day the windows only help a little. I hope heat waves never happen to that extent again, but if it does I want to have Rosie prepared.
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Re: Preventing heat stroke and heat stress

Apparently, we are in for a heatwave, so I searched and this thread came up. My question is whether I should put in a 'swimming pool' for my galah? Do they go "swimming" or dunk themselves in a bath to cool off? If so, how big/deep should it be?
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Re: Preventing heat stroke and heat stress

I wouldn't recommend a deep dish, but a shallow dish of water would be ok. You can even add ice cubes to the bath and drinking water.
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