Power outage no bird-sicles!!


(Connecticut)

Advice please! I am one of the many unlucky ones in the northeast to be stuck in this fall/winter storm!! Trees are falling everywhere and My power has gone out and my house is quickly cooling. I am scared to death for my parrots . since 6pm I put them in their cages and covered them up with quilts but I dont know for how long it will trap in heat... :-/ i cant keep them covered up all day tomorrow while I am at work, that seems cruel! I dont know how long the power will be out for!!
I have a fire going downstairs but have not exposed them near it bc I dont want fire fumes to kill them!! What do I do!? How cold can they tolerate!? Please advice, i am panicking!

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Nov 09, 2011
Use hot water
by: Anonymous

Fill up pots and pans or tupperware containers with hot water from your faucet. Place the pans of water beneath the blanket 'covered' bird cage.
This is a temporary solution but works very well for a day without power.

Nov 09, 2011
Use hot water
by: Anonymous

A little trick for those in cold climates where the power can possibly be lost.
You probably have a heat source that you are overlooking, which the greater percentage of houses have. It is called HOT WATER.
Your water heater (if gas) will continue to run during an electrical power outage.
Simply cover your birds cage, to the floor, with blankets. Take some pots and pans, tupper ware containers etc,..and start filling them with hot water from the tap. Set the pots and pans under the cage (not in the cage silly!) The hot water will heat the air inside the tented-cage.
This of course is only a temporary solution. If the power remains out or you can't remain home to keep changing out the water pans eevry two hours, then you should call your local vet and they will more than likely find you a heated shelter. (Vets always seem to be more than willing to go out of their way to help)
Best regards

Oct 30, 2011
Power outage no bird-sicles!!
by: Linda

When we lived in Oregon, we had a houseful of parrots and power outages every winter for sometimes a few days. We kept all cages covered up with layers of blankets and such only opening them up to feed and water birds. Most of them were in fairly large cages, and they kept warm. When I'd go into cages to feed and water, it would feel warm and smell very nice and "birdy" in there. Make sure there is a few inches left open at the bottom of cages so air can circulate or they will suffocate.

If you think this will last longer than a day or two, then do as Tracie said and find a friend or Avian Vet where you can take your birds to board and stay warm.

I hope all goes well with this,
Linda

Oct 30, 2011
Power outage in snow storm
by: Tracie

You need to put them in their travel cages and take them somewhere warm to stay. I hope your electricity comes back on soon!

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