I re-read your post and the description of your "patio". Heck,
I will come live in a cage on your lanai - considering how
lovely it sounds. Skitz will love it!
>>> 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!