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Re: Can my Green Cheek.....

Posted by Birdmom on 4/19/08
(4) Comments

    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!