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Re: Blue and Gold Macaw Indoor Temperature Question

Posted by JK CASWELL on 12/20/07
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    On 12/20/07, Rick wrote:
    > On 12/19/07, Allen Foster wrote:
    >> My roommate has a Blue and Gold Macaw and I have a
    >> Quaker. The temperature in our house right now is 64
    >> degrees or so. I know this is on the coldish side. We
    >> have gas heat and our bill was pretty high last month and
    >> our house is also quite spacious. Anyway, I know Quakers
    >> are fine in temperature above 60 degrees or so. What is
    >> the normal minimal indoor temperature for a Blue and Gold
    >> Macaw. This is pretty important obviously enough. I also
    >> want to know if you know of any suggestions to keeping his
    >> cage warmer as my roommate went behind my back and got an
    >> electric heater which is definately a fire hazard. Please
    >> respond.
    > Hi Allen,
    > We also have 2 B&Gs, along with an M2, CAG and Green Cheek
    > Conures.
    > We keep our temperature around 70, but does sometime fall
    > below to 68 on chillier nights. We are located in Illinois.
    > What we have done was invest in an Electric Oil-Filled
    > Portable Radiator Heater on rollers that can be situated in
    > different areas of the room where needed. This works very
    > well for us, and it seems to very efficient to use. It has 3
    > temperature settings.
    > Before investing in this type of heater, I did my homework
    > and have seen on other sites that others are using this
    > heater also and are very pleased with it.
    > p.s. my dogs love it too.
    > Take care, Rick

    I'd like to know the answer to this also. My house stays
    around 65, during the day, as the propane is sooo high right
    now. I also have 2 Macaw's. I purchased the thermo perches,
    and the birds really seem content to sit on them, when it is
    cooler, mind you, it took a few days to decide if it should be
    in the cage or not. They don't appear to look cold, the
    feathers aren't ruffled, and they don't shiver. They both act
    the same whether it's 65 or 75. Definately something to ponder