What is hottest temperature an Amazon can take temporarily?

BlueFrontOwner

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I have the opposite problem now of being too cold, it is too hot. My Amazon wants to go out in the garage but it is like 95-97 degrees in there sometimes this summer.

In my house it is like 87 degrees, so like some said here it is within the 10 degrees of what she is in normally.

It is pretty darn hot in the garage but bearable if I open the big garage door.

Can these birds take the heat? If I notice heavy panting or complaining I take her in but she normally just plays.

So far she has been fine but is this really dangerous to have her in there for a short time while I'm in there working?

I'm thinking it should be OK because I see pigeons in Nevada in much hotter heat and they survive, so I figure this should be no big deal as it's only temporary while I'm in there working.
 

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So long as you keep an eye on them. If their feet feel hot or they start to pant then you need to cool them off.
 
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BlueFrontOwner

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How do you cool them off?

I do notice my bird starts moving her tongue when she is hot and will hold her wings in a certain way.
 

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How do you cool them off?

I do notice my bird starts moving her tongue when she is hot and will hold her wings in a certain way.

Yeah , you need to avoid putting them in that situation. How to cool them off? Remove them from the heat. Avoid too extreme of a change. Parrots can quickly over heat and die.
 

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Our old apartment had no AC and regularly got above 90 degrees indoors (I did NOT enjoy living in Arizona!). NO ONE liked that, but Kiwi survived. On those days, he would get a soaking bath daily in the morning before I went to work and misted as much as I could (work provided). Also made sure he had a really full dish of water to cool off in himself. He used to "drop" his wings and pant, but there was very little we could do unless we wanted to give him away to someone with AC. Since your bird doesn't *have* to be exposed to that kind of heat, why not give her a nice bath before she goes out and put her back in the house after you notice her warming up too much?
 

kiwination

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I have the opposite problem now of being too cold, it is too hot. My Amazon wants to go out in the garage but it is like 95-97 degrees in there sometimes this summer.

In my house it is like 87 degrees, so like some said here it is within the 10 degrees of what she is in normally.

It is pretty darn hot in the garage but bearable if I open the big garage door.

Can these birds take the heat? If I notice heavy panting or complaining I take her in but she normally just plays.

So far she has been fine but is this really dangerous to have her in there for a short time while I'm in there working?

I'm thinking it should be OK because I see pigeons in Nevada in much hotter heat and they survive, so I figure this should be no big deal as it's only temporary while I'm in there working.
well those are pigeons... a species of bird that is quite literally the most adaptable bird in the world.. those pigeons you see on the street... they are a species that is native to the middle east where its obviously very hot... they can even THRIVE in cold climents. they are found almost on all continents. parrots on the other hand are alot less adaptable. even the ones in southern california try to flee the heat. every summer i see alot less amazons, but i do notice that it seems that conures stay year round. and in new york the monk parrots try to flee the cold as well.
Anyway if you use your garage for your car i would never let your bird hang out in there in the first place. the flumes stick around in there longer and even humans shouldnt stay in there with it closed too long to be honest
 

sandra67

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I live in Texas and most of the birds are kept outside. The summer days here are up to 118, and they do just fine. Of course they are not kept in direct sunlight, but the temp is high.
 

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If its too hot for ME...its too hot for my darlings..and I get cranky when it hits 85! :p



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