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Old 07-01-2015, 10:28 AM
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room temperature/humidity question??

so here in england we've currently got a bit of a heat wave, wont be much for some but today its reached 34 degress, the problem we have is the humidity is disgusting. my room where lola (greenwing macaw) resides gets ridiculously stuffy, i cant even get dressed in their without sweating.

my problem is how will this affect her when im not around and have to leave her in the room with the window and door shut? i cant be sure what temperature it is inside the room but its not nice.

if this is bad for her what can i do to cool it? will a simple fan be enough? an air con unit?

any advice would be much appreciated

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Old 07-01-2015, 10:34 AM
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Re: room temperature/humidity question??

Placing a fan by the window will definitely help, yes, and an aircon would probably be appreciated by the both of you.

If you go the fan route, just make sure it's not directly pointed at her.

And yes, birds CAN overheat.

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Old 07-01-2015, 02:10 PM
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Re: room temperature/humidity question??

Also please be sure she can never get to the fan itself or the cord and WATER WATER WATER! I know it's humid but in the heat please leave extra water with her. I also favor leaving water fruits and veggies around. Frozen fruit as a toy in a separate dish is always a favorite of mine on hot days as well. There was recently a scam scare about giving a warm animal ice water causing him to die (I believe it was a bulldog) and I specifically brought the concern up with various vets. I was told there is nothing to fear, but if I am concerned then just don't put ice in the water, so they won't be chugging it but ice or frozen food are totally safe and beneficial in hot weather.
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Re: room temperature/humidity question??

Remember parrots are native to hot, humid climates, though I'm sure they prefer more comfortable temperatures I would suggest a nice, soaking bath (keep the fan off him while he's drying) and lots and lots of fruit to cool off and keep hydrated. We used to live in a very hot (in excess of 100 degrees some days, frequently in the 90's) with no A/C and Kiwi survived. We were all miserable and suffering on those days, but I just kept misting him and giving him fruit and the occasional ice cube in his water dish.
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Re: room temperature/humidity question??

From research i have done, and what my avian vet told me....they should be fine is relatively warm temps.

My vet reminded me that angel (african grey)...comes from a very hot, and relatively low humidity climate. Because i asked him if i needed to run humidifiers. really you don't need to. (i still do some in winter)

Though if its 93 in the room she is in that probably is very hot!
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Old 07-08-2015, 03:39 AM
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Re: room temperature/humidity question??

Keep in mind that while parrots are native to hot places,mother adapt to their surroundings. My husband grew up in Minnesota, but we have lived in hawaii for over a year and he now shivers when it gets down to the low 70s.
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Re: room temperature/humidity question??

Note placing a fan will actually increase their body temperature. Fans only have a cooling effect as it causes the sweat on the surface to evaporate and the heat is transferred from the surface to the air. The fan actually speeds of the already warm molecules in the air and actually makes the air warmer than it already is. Now if you put ice water in a cooler and put the fan over the ice water it will actually cool the room.
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