to cold for budgie?

brynn.budgies

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Muffin (budgie)
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I have been really anxious about anything that could go wrong with muffin and the number one thing on my mind lately is temperature, I live in my basement and its pretty cold down there in the winters, I have only had him since August and it's getting onto November, so the first good snowfall was 2 days ago and it got really cold down there, I keep a heater on in the day, bit at night it can get to around 60°F ( about 16°C) and I really don't want him to get to cold. I've looked into heated perches, but I don't know if I'm willing to spend 50$ on one if there are other options and I don't even know if they would be a good choice. I'm really worried and would appreciate some help, thanks!
 

Thehuffle

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Huffle the grey Quaker parrot, poe the white & blue budgie, 2 breeding cockatiels
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Hi your budgie should be alright but have you thought of maybe getting a cage cover? It might give a little warmth when he/she is in the cage depending on the length. Hope this helps!
 
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brynn.budgies

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Oct 13, 2023
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Muffin (budgie)
(rest peaceful Kiwi)
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Hi your budgie should be alright but have you thought of maybe getting a cage cover? It might give a little warmth when he/she is in the cage depending on the length. Hope this helps!
I do actually cover his cage at night, but it's only with a sheet. thank you for the re assurance though! 😁
 

DonnaBudgie

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I do actually cover his cage at night, but it's only with a sheet. thank you for the re assurance though! 😁
As long as there's no draft a budgie can tolerate a temperature of about 60F just fine. I looked at the climate map of Australia, their native habitat, and nighttime temps often get quite a bit cooler than that. Remember, they have lots of nice warm feathers and an underlayer of down to trap the warm air and stay toasty. It's easier for a budgie to keep warm in cool weather than stay cool in very hot weather.
 

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