Parrot Forum Header Left  
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Macaws

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2013, 05:07 AM
Johnny's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Ciry, Kira - B&G
Join Date: Nov 2012
Thanks: 23
Thanked 44 Times in 22 Posts
Johnny is on a distinguished road
Safe temp.

Sponsored Links
Hello everyone!

I was wondering, what is the lowest temperature that macaw can handle outside? I am talking about home pet bird like G&G, if I take him out, what is the safest lowest temperature? (C)

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2013, 09:37 AM
Johnny's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Ciry, Kira - B&G
Join Date: Nov 2012
Thanks: 23
Thanked 44 Times in 22 Posts
Johnny is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

Anyone please? I just want to know your personal opinion / experience
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2013, 10:17 AM
Banned
Parrots:
'Jack' (Blue & Gold), 'Maynard' (Military), 'Zaffer' (Hyacinth), 'Salsa' (Green-wing)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: United States
Thanks: 535
Thanked 837 Times in 478 Posts
plax is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

Quote: Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
Anyone please? I just want to know your personal opinion / experience
I'd say mid 60s to upper 70s (Fahrenheit) would be ideal. But temperatures somewhat outside of this range may be okay, especially for shorter periods. Some tropical birds can progressively acclimate to temperatures cooler than 60F and do well, but they require a gradual introduction to the lower temperatures. When in the warm sun there should always be shade available to your bird.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2013, 10:29 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Thanks: 393
Thanked 579 Times in 326 Posts
sodakat is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

Not Macaw specific but I've changed my mind completely about temperatures after building my outside aviary last summer. I live in South Dakota and it is hot in the summer and very, very cold in the winter. My birds were out a couple weeks ago when it was upper 30s for about 1/2 hour and I had to force them back inside.

To live outside, yes they need to acclimate, but just to go outside for a breath of air, I think they can enjoy a minute or two any time you are comfortable in normal clothing. Remember that a bird can trap air between their downy feathers and their colored feathers which insulates them.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to sodakat For This Useful Post:
Johnny (02-06-2013), plax (02-01-2013)
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2013, 02:02 PM
MonicaMc's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Mitred Conure - Charlie - 1994; Red Throated Conure - Jayde - 2010; Cockatiels - Casey 2001, Pistachio, Faye, Tomi Girl; 2013 Wild Caught ARN - Sylphie
Join Date: Sep 2012
Thanks: 2,290
Thanked 3,293 Times in 2,271 Posts
MonicaMc is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

A healthy bird can endure below freezing temperatures for short periods of time. I've taken my mitred conure outside for some fresh air during the winter when there was snow on the ground, and he happily perched on the fence preening his feathers, ruffling them up and rearranging them, etc. He did not act cold in the least! Of course, we weren't outside for long, because *I* tend to get cold! If I'm cold, my feet tend to be freezing! (even with two pairs of socks on and shoes/boots) And I hate cold feet!


As mentioned, if you are planning on something other than a short trip outside, the bird would have to be acclimated to the weather before leaving them outside year round.
__________________
The Earth is not flat and the Sun does not revolve around the Earth. Don't be afraid to question what you learn. In doing so, you may discover a greater truth. ~Mc
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MonicaMc For This Useful Post:
plax (02-01-2013)
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2013, 02:32 PM
Banned
Parrots:
'Jack' (Blue & Gold), 'Maynard' (Military), 'Zaffer' (Hyacinth), 'Salsa' (Green-wing)
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: United States
Thanks: 535
Thanked 837 Times in 478 Posts
plax is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

Speaking of cold feet, be mindful that the bone and musculature structures within a bird's feet and legs are rather thin and uninsulated. Additionally, since birds don't have much body mass, their feet can easily serve as temperature conduits from which to lose significant amounts of body heat. Especially if they're sitting on a cold metal fence rail (or the like) in colder weather.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to plax For This Useful Post:
Grinder (02-02-2013), JerseyWendy (02-01-2013), Johnny (02-06-2013)
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2013, 02:43 PM
MonicaMc's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Mitred Conure - Charlie - 1994; Red Throated Conure - Jayde - 2010; Cockatiels - Casey 2001, Pistachio, Faye, Tomi Girl; 2013 Wild Caught ARN - Sylphie
Join Date: Sep 2012
Thanks: 2,290
Thanked 3,293 Times in 2,271 Posts
MonicaMc is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

I wouldn't think to put Charlie on a metal fence! I'd be afraid he'd somehow get stuck to the metal! The fence he's sat on was a wood fence.


The main thing is to just watch your bird for discomfiture. If the bird is visually cold and trying to stay warm or visibly overheated and panting, you need to do something. However, if the bird is enjoying the change in temperature just fine, then just watch for any signs of stress and enjoy being outside!
__________________
The Earth is not flat and the Sun does not revolve around the Earth. Don't be afraid to question what you learn. In doing so, you may discover a greater truth. ~Mc
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to MonicaMc For This Useful Post:
Johnny (02-06-2013)
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02-01-2013, 03:26 PM
horsesculpter's Avatar
Senior Member
Parrots:
Catalina Macaw, Sunny
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Texas
Thanks: 52
Thanked 186 Times in 86 Posts
horsesculpter is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

Having spent part of her life living outside, Sunny isn't a big fan of cold weather. She happily plays outside with temps in the sixties or a little less and goes back and forth to the truck in any weather. She just fluffs up and says brrr. They can tolerate quite cold weather for short periods of time.

Last edited by horsesculpter; 06-20-2013 at 10:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to horsesculpter For This Useful Post:
Johnny (02-06-2013), MonicaMc (02-01-2013)
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2013, 08:07 AM
Johnny's Avatar
Member
Parrots:
Ciry, Kira - B&G
Join Date: Nov 2012
Thanks: 23
Thanked 44 Times in 22 Posts
Johnny is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

Thank you guys, so if I get ir right, if we go for a 15 min walk outside, at around 0-10C, it shouldnt be a problem ?
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 02-06-2013, 08:43 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2012
Thanks: 36,138
Thanked 34,176 Times in 12,477 Posts
JerseyWendy is on a distinguished road
Re: Safe temp.

Quote: Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
Thank you guys, so if I get ir right, if we go for a 15 min walk outside, at around 0-10C, it shouldnt be a problem ?

According to the above posters NO...but it would be for me. I DESPISE the cold.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to JerseyWendy For This Useful Post:
Johnny (02-06-2013), MonicaMc (02-07-2013)
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Parrot Forum - Parrot Owner's Community > Species Specific > Macaws
Remove Ads


Search tags for this page

blue and gold macaw living outside

,
blue and gold macaws tempture range
,
how cold can a greenwing maccaw tolerate
,

how cold can it be for a macaw

,

macaw temperature

,
minimum recommended ambient temperature for a blue and gold mc caw
,
safe temperature for parrots
,
temperature for macaws
,
what temperature do macaws live in
,
whats the coldest weather a macaw can stand
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is this Toy Safe chadwick Questions and Answers 4 10-11-2012 04:55 PM
Is this toy safe? what do you think?? AVM Do It Yourself 16 06-18-2012 11:45 PM
oven temp?? brianlinkles General Health Care 3 02-23-2012 03:18 PM
Is this safe? apatrimo94 General Health Care 27 06-26-2010 05:49 PM
Is this a safe toy? Quantumcat Do It Yourself 2 02-25-2010 07:01 AM




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2005 - 2009, Parrot Forums.com