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Last Post 29-01-2013 12:05 PM by  Lewis p
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28-01-2013 11:50 AM

    Can anybody see any problem with locating one of my cages in my conservatory ? It has blinds, there is due to be a radiator fitted very soon and I thought about putting a fan in on a thermostat to keep the temperature comfortable its only a small one and I don't really use it for much else more of a large porch on the back of the house.It was just a thought so opinions either way please.

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    28-01-2013 11:54 AM
    i think the only thing to be carefull of is the cold and in summer being to hot but if the room can be kept at a nice temperature and the parrot still gets lots of attention then should be ok i think   im sure somebody will comment if not
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    28-01-2013 12:16 PM
    The heat is more of an issue than the cold Lewis, if you can keep it cool, it's a great place for them. Some birds do like a blanket over the back of the cage so they feel safe rather than being exposed all round but blinds will take care of that, so it sounds good.
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    28-01-2013 1:25 PM
    I just wonder if the bird, being put out in 'a large porch', will feel left out of it all. Most birds like to be where the action is. The way you're describing your conservatory it doesn't sound like it's the hub of the home...
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    29-01-2013 2:41 AM
    I have a B&G in a conservatory and he is fine. We have a radiator out there but it is not on all the time and the min temp this winter has dropped to 42 degrees F but as it went down to these sort of temps over a period of months then he has gotten used to it gradually and has been fine. I would recommend keeping a Max/Min thermometer out there so you can keep tracks on what is going on, though. I have "thermal" roof blinds which certainly helped to keep it cool in summer (what summer?!!) but on occassions I still had to open the door (the B&G cannot fly so it was quite safe). We use our conservatory as a dining room and a day room so he was still in one of our hubs of activity!

    ONE WARNING THOUGH:- This is not a very well known fact but "modern" fan heaters have Teflon on the elements to help make them last longer. Hot Teflon fumes can and ARE a killer to parrots. I have NO IDEA what year they started using Teflon so I would recommend NOT using a fan heater. If you want additional heat for when the radiator isn't on, use an oil filled radiator.

    I also agree with Sharon and Doddie's point about it sounding like it might not be the hub of activity that Parrots love so much! This may sound harsh but if you're putting your bird out there because you have nowhere else to put him then perhaps a better option is to downsize your flock!

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    29-01-2013 12:05 PM
    Thanks for the replies.It may of come across not as intended. When i said large porch that's not strictly true it is defiantly a small conservatory I was just wondering about the possibility if needs be to house a couple of birds in there if my flock were to expand.I have plenty of room at the moment for the birds I have and a couple more. I just thought it might be pleasant place for couple of birds and I have a Montana los Angeles cage that would fit in there a treat maybe for sh or foster birds. Tho mainly just as a base.Tho i do see the point its not the hub of the house in no way would any bird be left in there neglected and probably have a minimum of two in there for company.
    It was the temperature thing that bothered me most about using it the radiator would keep it warm enough in there it was more on those rare days when it does get warm and if it did creep up while i wasn't there I thought I could set up an fan on thermostat to suck fresh outside air in.(we had a similar system on a larger scale in the alligator house in the zoo).
    Anyway was just a thought.
    Thanks Dave for the tip on fan heaters did not know that tho I don't like electric heaters of any kind but if needs be the only one i own is an oil filled one.
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