My main concern with doing this (I sometimes take mine only
for short walks in a travel carrier) is what about getting
bit by a mosquito? Those little sh*ts spread so much
disease to wild birds. What about getting harrassed or bit
by hornets, wasps, flys, etc?? I would not subject your
bird to this. JMHO
On 4/13/08, Heather & Skittailz wrote:
> Hello, it's been a LONG LONG time since I've been on the
> board, but I have a general question and cannot seem to
> find much help on the web or in my bird books.
> My Green Cheek Conure, Skittailz, is now about 5 years
> old. We live in Northern Florida and the weather is
> starting to get really nice. Skittailz is in a large cage
> (the size used for an African Grey). I'd like to put her
> outside on our covered patio (it's 10 feet by 8 feet). She
> would not be subject to the sun or any harsh elements like
> rain, etc...she would be fully covred as our roof line
> extends about 10 feet further and then we have a deck
> extension where we BBQ, have our jacuzzi, etc. I just
> thought maybe she'd like to be outside whre she can smell
> the fresh air, talk with the other birds and chat with the
> golfers as they stroll by.
> I know parrots live outside in the wild, but Skittailz has
> been indoors most of her life and I was curious if it
> would be hard on her to transition to being an outside
> bird. We do get some cold temperatures, maybe 5 - 10 days
> a year where it will drop below 32 degrees. She has a
> little tent that she sleeps in to stay warm and I have a
> large cage cover.
> Thanks in advanced!