Learn About The Perfect Climate for Parakeets
Providing the perfect climate for parakeets is simple as it
is basically the same as the perfect climate for humans!
The word parakeet is used to refer to any number of small long
tailed parrots, but the small colorful birds that we commonly
think of when we hear the word “parakeet” are, more specifically,
budgerigars or budgies.
An ideal climate for budgies, is to have temperatures between 65 and 80 degrees (F) and to keep the bird out of direct sunlight and away from drafts. Make sure the bird has plenty of fresh food and water and can exercise his wings by flying and stretching in the cage. Make sure his environment is smoke free and take care not to use non stick pans as the fumes given off from them is toxic to birds!
Budgies come from the Australian grasslands and they can withstand temperatures from freezing up to 100 degrees as can be the case in their native climate.
However, in nature these temperature changes happen gradually and you would not want to subject your pet to any drastic temperature changes. If you turn your thermostat down at night, that should be fine as the lowering of the temperature will be gradual much like in the natural climate for parakeets.
Many people are worried that they will have to change the way the live and provide tropical temperatures for their new feathered friends but the reality is that, for most households, the climate you already are used to keeping the home is also the perfect climate for parakeets!
Parakeet Foods For Optimal Health
The parakeet foods that your bird eats can make a big difference in his health and well being. You want to feed him a diet that is high in nutrition and interesting to him as well. A balanced diet is best and some vitamins are a good idea too.
Parakeet Bird Cages Selection and Setup
Parakeet bird cages come in all shapes and sizes, but how do you know if you are getting the right one for your pet?
How Do You Clip A Parakeets Wing
This procedure can be done at home but we recommend that you take your bird to a vet or pet store and have them show you how to do it before you try it yourself
What Can A Parakeet Eat?
You’ve got your new feathered friend home and have standard seed, but like all pet owners you want to reward him with special treats.
Signs Of Parakeet Illness
Birds metabolize very quickly so it is critical to get your pet to a vet at the first signs of parakeet illness.
There's Wild Parakeets In Florida!
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