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Re: Budgies Outside

Posted by Chris on 3/07/07
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    Thank you Kitty for your response. They will be staying in my
    office.

    n 3/06/07, KittyJ wrote:
    > 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.