should we cover our eclectus' cage

by glen
(long beach ny)

We are about to purchase an eclectus parrot and we used to have a sun conure. We used to cover our sun conure's cage at night should we do that for the eclectus also. One store owner said never cover a birds cages.

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Aug 20, 2008
Cover
by: JJ

We have two english budgies and we cover there cage at night time. I think it makes them go to bed and it probably will trap heat inside so they don't get cold.

Aug 13, 2008
natural daylight
by: Anonymous

Most breeders will tell you that if you intend on breeding a bird do not cover his/her cage to allow for natural daylight which changes the birds hormone level. You stated only that you were getting a male eclectus.So why would you need to worry about the hormonal levels if you don't have a male and female?

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