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Re: Budgies Outside

Posted by KittyJ on 3/06/07
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    No! They cannot and shouldnt be subjected to outside temperatures,
    even when acclimated. If you area of texas doesnt fall lower than 55
    degrees then you may be ok. But the avairy or outside cage should be
    on a porch, not th esolid growned ( or even 3ft off of the solid
    ground) as mice/rats and cats and racoons will be able to get in the
    cage. Too many factors you must consider.. I would look for a
    specific site that shows how to make the flight you want and hire or
    get people who know how to build it correctly. But if it gets too
    cold fo ryou to be outside then its time to move the budgies
    indoors.


    On 3/06/07, Chris wrote:
    > Thank you Phil, Are you in Texas?
    >
    > 3/03/07, phil wrote:
    >> all austrailian parrakets can survive all year without heat my
    >> budgies and cockatiels are still outside its mid winter
    >>
    >>
    >> On 3/02/07, Chris wrote:
    >>> On 3/01/07, Dave wrote:
    >>>> On 3/01/07, Chris wrote:
    >>>>> Hi, Can budgies stay in an outside enclosure, year
    >>>>> around. I live in Texas and the enclosure is 3 feet off
    >>>>> the ground with a solid roof and windbreaks. I would like
    >>>>> them to be able to enjoy the outdoors but am a little
    >>>>> skeptical about nitetime.
    >>>>
    >>>> For quite a long time, budgies have been bred, inbred,
    >>>> crossbred and linebred and the eventual results concerning
    >>>> them is that sadly, their natural resistance to outside
    >>>> temperatures and environments have been drastically
    >>>> compromised. They're also very likely to pick up airborne
    >>>> bacteria in the summer which their internal systems can no
    >>>> longer fight off. It would be best that you keep the budgies
    >>>> indoors year round but near a draft free window so that they
    >>>> can see what's going on------Dave
    >>>
    >>> Thank you Dave for your response. They currently stay at my
    >>> office in a nice size cage and fly free during the day so
    >>> inside they will stay. Thanks again.