Problem w/Placement of Cage

by Jeanne
(New Jersey)

I live in a Townhouse with Heat/Air Registers over every window. I am afraid to put my parrotlet near the windows because the Cold Air will be hitting her in the summer and the heat in the winter. I have her atm on the opposite wall but she is not getting sunlight. What does she need? What should I do?

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Sep 26, 2011
by: Anonymous

Yikes, first of all, it is never a good idea to have a cat so close to your bird. Cats are known to knock down cages and literally terrrorize your bird to death, if they dont physically get at it first. One bite or scratch will most certainly cause death, as cats are known to even put their human owners in the hospital at times for bacterial infections from their mouths and claws. So please please keep your precious kitty away from your little parrotlet!

Anyways, as far as the light, i do believe that all birds need natural light, even near a window doesnt bring in the natural UV rays. There are lights specifically designed for avian (zoomed makes one) and it has all the necessary UVA/UVB spectrums while providing a natural light with mild mild heat. The light and stand if you desire to get will cost anywhere from $55-$100 depending where you purchase them. Keep your birdie away from drafts at all times so being near the vents is never a good idea. Goodluck!

Sep 25, 2011
Getting sunlight on bird cage
by: Tracie

The sunlight that comes through windows does not give any health benefits, newer windows screen out the UV that birds need. You can purchase a full spectrum light to put over your bird's cage if you want the bird to get the UVA and UVB that it needs.

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