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Old 07-29-2018, 03:29 AM
 
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I will not because I don't want them to have a heart attack.
Thats understandable John..... Birds can be quite scared if the right conditions occur.... (Especially beikng locked in a cage) -- Best to keep them high up and in an isolated room

I have a friend who just lets thier birdee fly freely thru the house... Well thats OK as long as they know where to go when they have to go bathroom!
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Old 07-29-2018, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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As Parnassia pointed out, birds have very sensitive systems and are prone to such ailments in the right circumstances. Sad but true.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:43 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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My big problem I'm having now with my bird's is Lice or Mites. I bought this Bird Protector for their cage and hope this will work.

Bird Protector website

8in1 Bird Protector For Large Birds/Cages
these things are pure poison and have been for years please do research before using these just don't buy it . clean and sanitize the cage with a product called poop off it is great .
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:43 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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. clean and sanitize the cage with a product called poop off it is great .
Just be aware that this product does not "sanitize" or disinfect surfaces. It IS great at making poop easier to remove. If you need to disinfect the cage you'll need something else such as chlorhexidine (Nolvasan, Virosan, similar veterinary disinfectant at the proper dilution).

I don't leave any pesticides around or on my cages on a constant basis. The vast majority of bird owners are not constantly getting new potentially-infected birds or keeping them in large enough groups for pests to be such a problem that they need constant exposure to a pesticide. Maybe if their cages are filthy? IMHO, products like this encourage people to spend money unnecessarily or convince them that less-than-great care is acceptable.

In the very rare event my birds arrive with or pick up some sort of ectoparasite I treat them and my normal quarantine cage specifically for it at that time. You should be putting new birds through quarantine before introducing them to established birds anyway. Honestly, I can't even remember it happening more than twice in 30 years.

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Old 07-29-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: California
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birds belong free outside. of course let her be outside each day. 15 min increments w/door open so you can watch is good.

It's abusive to keep animals in solitary inside all day.
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Old 07-30-2018, 04:26 AM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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birds belong free outside. of course let her be outside each day. 15 min increments w/door open so you can watch is good.

It's abusive to keep animals in solitary inside all day.
Letting pet birds free outside is a recipe for disaster and a potential quick death by native species and environmental factors. In addition, releasing non-native species into the wild is illegal. Look at the Pythons in the Florida Everglades in which there is an annual snake hunt to reduce their population.

If you don't approve people keeping pet birds in cages, that's fine, just don't offer bad advice.
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Old 06-22-2019, 06:47 AM
 
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birds belong free outside. of course let her be outside each day. 15 min increments w/door open so you can watch is good.

It's abusive to keep animals in solitary inside all day.
I let my birds out when the temps are right (SCREENED IN PORCH)
They need expsoure to the daylight,which is good for calcium and Vit D aborption.This isn't gotten through a window.
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Old 06-23-2019, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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I let my birds out when the temps are right (SCREENED IN PORCH)
They need expsoure to the daylight,which is good for calcium and Vit D aborption.This isn't gotten through a window.
And that is a safe way to let them get exposure and minimizing any risk to them. I agree with you there. I have two Amazon parrots and a Senegal parrot who live on my screen enclosed back porch all year. Fortunately I live in Florida and only bring them inside when the temp gets near or below freezing.
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Old 03-22-2020, 06:43 PM
 
Location: West Florida
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And that is a safe way to let them get exposure and minimizing any risk to them. I agree with you there. I have two Amazon parrots and a Senegal parrot who live on my screen enclosed back porch all year. Fortunately I live in Florida and only bring them inside when the temp gets near or below freezing.
Well those are much bigger birds. And much more powerful too. I don't think most cats are willing to practice their leaping and hunting skills on large, powerful birds. A parakeet needs to FEEL safe, so even if a prowling cat or snake has 0 chance of getting into the enclosure, simply being eyed and stalked by such a close predator (to the point of being able to smell and hear them) will be enough to drive your small parrot insane.

We used to take our parakeet outside for short moments, maybe 15 minutes or so, always in the cage and under direct supervision. It seemed to understand that it was safe because we were right next to it, watching it. But the minute we disappeared from view, even if just a few feet away to turn a garden hose on, it would go nuts and start calling for us.
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Old 07-03-2020, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I take my finches out on our porch in their cage but I don't leave them there unattended. We sit outside with them for maybe 1 hour. I don't do it often but they do enjoy the outdoors. I only take them out when the weather is above 70 degrees.
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