Best Temperatures for Parrots (Part III)

Finding the best temperature for your parrot ensures that they are comfortable and thriving.

Is Your Parrot Comfortable with The Temperature?

The best temperature for your parrot may be on the higher or lower end. However, the range is going to depend on numerous factors:

The Bird’s Weight

Real skinny birds have less subcutaneous fat and muscle on their bones to help them keep warm. Skinny birds might not be able to handle a really cold temperature like a bird that has more muscle mass. Also, obese birds are greatly prone to overheating and don’t do well in really hot weather compared to lower weight birds. 

The fatter the parrot, the less capability it has to deal with high temperature which has to make them be extremely prone to heat stress. Their fat layer functions as an insulator and it stops air movement in and out of the air sac. An obese parrot won’t have the ability to deal with sudden exposure to 85 degrees Fahrenheit temperature. On the other hand, a lean parrot could stand 90- or 95-degrees Fahrenheit with no problems.

Parrots and Cold Temperatures

At the point when the climate outside gets scary, it can be more than awkward for pet birds and their owners.

There is no perfect temperature as long as the birds are healthy and can acclimatize to that temperature. If you are going to let your bird travel with you this winter, begin preparing him at least 12 weeks ahead.

Their immune systems do not work well at sub-optimal temperatures. Also, their metabolism and digestive systems slow down during this time. They might get fluffed up, also using all their energy trying to trap warm air between their bodies and feathers to stay warm and stop eating.

Now you know all you have to know about parrots and the temperatures that are right for them. Here’s to keeping your bird healthy.