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Old 09-22-2010, 08:15 PM
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parrot snuggies?

Now that is getting colder here in CA, where can i find snuggies for my parrotlet and my 2 budgies and possibly my IRN if thats possible.
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Re: parrot snuggies?

Ever heard of feathers? If you mean like a bed for them, that is a very BAD idea, especially for budgies. It is like an invitation to lay eggs. In Winter, egg binding is much more likely than Summer, which could be fatal. In males it can sometimes cause behavioural problems. I am totally against bed and hammocks for birds. In the wild they would be in much harsher weather with no bed. People are forever trying to 'humanise' birds. I realise that captive birds may have a lower immune system than they would wild, but PLEASE. Birds sleep on perches. A bed is perceived as a nest. How many people have asked me:
'I bought a bed for my bird, and it started laying eggs, why?'.
If you mean like a coat, then that would be laughable. A 'coat' would be stressful to wear and administer. As long as your weather gets cold slowly, THEY WILL be fine. If they are outside, I would recommend a plastic cover to lessen the draughts, as they can be fatal and cause ill health.
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Re: parrot snuggies?

Spirit bird made me aware of a fabulous invention the other day - I am going to import one from Cal as I could only find them from the USA.

Bird safe, heated perches.

Have a look - honestly, they're just super looking.

Much safer than a snuggle bed because, you can't be sure the lil darlings won't wind themselves up in thread during the night!

They won't prompt egg laying either which is obviously a concern Ratzyh raised.
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Re: parrot snuggies?

I know where you are coming from parrotguy and there is nothing wrong with being concerned that your fids might get cold - it just shows how much you care.

I do not think it is fare or correct to compare your birds to the birds outside. That would be like comparing my lizards to the common lizards outside in our garden. My lizards will NEVER survive the Gauteng winters outside because they do not come from Gauteng and they are not suppose to be in Gauteng.

You need to look at each bird in your home and do some research of where they originally come from. If they come from the Amazon then you need to imitate the Amazons humidity and climate to ensure that your bird thrive. One bird in your home might be able to cope with cold weather and another will suffer severely.

I hanged a 250w spotlight over my parrot's cage to give her heat during the day and she sleeps next to an econo-heater during the night. Here is the website to the heater, it is safe for pets and does not dry out the air. Econo-Heat South Africa, Global HQ

(On another note, they made heated rocks for reptiles and it caused many-many burns and these products are STILL on the market. How much research did they do on the heated perches? Does it come with a device that monitors the heat and switches it off when it malfunctions? Hie-hie, clearly I worry about everything.)

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Re: parrot snuggies?

Correct me if I am wrong, all, but isn't it a lot about avoiding sudden dramatic shifts in temp? I always thought that birds can handle some reasonably cool temps as long as drafts are eliminated. Here in the blistering hot midwest US summers, my parrots go daily from some time during the cooler part of the day outside in a space where they can choose to bath and sun or just eat fruit in the shade. Then in the hotter time of day, they are inside in a mildly air conditioned house. We time the in and out piece so that the shift in temp isn't too abrupt. Especially at night, I think a cover helps to retain a steady temp. I would be a bit frightened of an electronic perch, though it may be perfectly safe...just my lack of knowledge and the lamentable fact that with an engineer for a hubby, I am myself an electronic failure. If I can make it mal-function, I will.
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Re: parrot snuggies?

Oh, I forgot above to say. I do have a snuggle. It is a piece of soft material that can't be disassembled by even the most determined conure that hangs in the cage between the wall and the favored night perch. My girls snuggle up against it at night and against each other. Because it is not enclosed, I do not think it will stimulate nesting instinct and because it is not "plugged in" I am unlikely to set the house on fire.
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Re: parrot snuggies?

I have a Happy Hut for Auggie and have never had any issues with it. He sleeps in it most nights, but has never become territorial over it. Of course egg laying/binding isn't an issue with a male bird.
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Re: parrot snuggies?

Quote: Originally Posted by bogo1 View Post
Correct me if I am wrong, all, but isn't it a lot about avoiding sudden dramatic shifts in temp? I always thought that birds can handle some reasonably cool temps as long as drafts are eliminated.
Here in Gauteng the temps are like a roller coaster during the winter. We will have a lovely winters day of 21C and then it will drop to -5C. We also do not have any, I think you call it ferns/earns? that heats up our houses, we completely rely on whatever heater we plug in to try and get our feet to defrost.

I HATE WINTER!

Can you post a photo of the snuggle, I have never seen one in our shops yet, maybe I can make one?

AD, I gave Sterretjie her box back and she LOVES it!
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Re: parrot snuggies?

well i started to see my parrotlet that he would go between my body and shirt, as it he was cold, so when ever i take him out of my shirt he would go inside again, since we dont have temp control in our house no heaters or anything to keep them warm. so just wanted to find out if theres like snuggies for them 2 keep warm, ive seen some parrots with some and nothing wrong with them
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Re: parrot snuggies?

It was just my opinion, based on what I have seen happen to birds with snuggies. The others have given good advice. I too, thought they could stand cold weather as long as the temp reduced slowly.
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