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#901951 - 22nd Sep 2014 9:09pm Info on parrots
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I came into possession of a blue fronted amazon 6 months ago,so this will be the first winter she has been with us. I am concerned of the cold months that lay ahead of us as we usually only have the heating on late afternoon to late evening. We never leave it on overnight... Do I need to use any kind of heat lamp on her for the winter months? Any info much appreciated... thanks

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#902023 - 23rd Sep 2014 2:12am Re: Info on parrots [Re: queenie]
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Nearly all the sites say much of the same.

"It is possible to keep these birds inside at room temperature, but the cage must be well off the floor away from potential drafts as this is a bird that does not appreciate changes in temperature.".

Keeping them covered at night maybe with a thick-ish blanket helps keep the draft away.
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#902024 - 23rd Sep 2014 2:34am Re: Info on parrots [Re: ZipperClub]
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You could give it to me, as my place is always warm. :-)
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#902161 - 23rd Sep 2014 7:37pm Re: Info on parrots [Re: queenie]
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Hi Queenie,always make sure the little one is covered at night time, parrots always fluff their feathers to trap heat and warmth in. make sure there is a decent temp in the room that the bird lives in, some people use an infra red heat lamp, I don't use one for our two as I dont trust them, just keep the heating ticking over if unsure. other than that your feathered boss will be fine.
Also include some warm veg in her cage for her aswell.

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#902266 - 24th Sep 2014 12:45am Re: Info on parrots [Re: tonyh]
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oh yes, a nice warm veg casserole will go down well.
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#902956 - 29th Sep 2014 8:49pm Re: Info on parrots [Re: tonyh]
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Thanks for advice... tonyh can you tell me which vet you use for your parrots, just in case I need one for the future...

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#904183 - 7th Oct 2014 4:20pm Re: Info on parrots [Re: queenie]
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just seen this post Queenie, yes I use Rob McNulty at hoylake vets as he specialises in parrots and exotic pets

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#904198 - 7th Oct 2014 4:41pm Re: Info on parrots [Re: queenie]
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above all enjoy the fun that she'll bring to the house, they change the whole dynamic of the home and it'll soon feel like she belongs, a good tip for boredom breaker toys. the joining links that you can buy in the Baby section of the supermarkets and toy stores are the same as the parrot toy sites and 10 times cheaper

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#909029 - 7th Nov 2014 9:50pm Re: Info on parrots [Re: tonyh]
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Hi tonyh , took zeb ~(parrot) to see rob mcnulty for a check up, she had a manicure while she was there. good god she made one hell of a racket, and had a right gob on for about 2 days... thanks for advice on toys. I have sooooo much to learn about these sensitive little creatures.

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