Last Updated on April 12, 2022 by Ali Shahid
Lovebirds! Small, loveable, charming pet birds! You bought a pair of lovebirds and now you are curious to know the ideal atmospheric temperature to keep them healthy. Though every bird is different, the ideal temperature for love birds is around 20 to 27°C.
These cute highly social lovebirds are native to the deserts in southwestern Africa. You wonder! Native to the hot dry environment of Africa and still heat is an issue. But the habits of both native and non-native species could change as conditions get more extreme. So, it is recommended by different avian experts to not exceed your lovebirds’ habitat from 27°C. It may lead to overheating and dehydration.
Birds usually maintain their temperature by a natural process of panting. But if it is too high to tolerate then you must take steps to relax them. So stick with me here and I will help you to figure out if your love bird is feeling uncomfortable and how to help your feather friend.
Signs that your lovebird is too hot or too cold:
The rule is simple, balance is the key. Too hot or too cold are unacceptable to the birds. If you observe one of the following symptoms in birds then you should look upon they are restless.
- Your bird may act stressed.
- Your feather friend may become aggressive.
- If your bird is panting or is exhibiting an open-mouth breathing pattern, it is trying to cool itself down.
- Severe head tilting is also a sign of overheating.
- If your bird is too cold they will fluff up their feathers to create insulation.
Tips to control atmospheric temperature:
The truth is If you pay close attention to your bird’s signals and create a stable environment then no matter where you live you will be able to keep your lovebirds healthy and safe.
- Provide plenty of water so they remain hydrated.
- Fill the bathtub frequently in the summers.
- Dipping into the water and shaking droplets through their feathers is a process that cools them.
- If it is cold outside just cover the cage to provide extra insulation.
- You can also move their cage to the warmest area of the house or add a space heater.
- Keep your lovebirds’ cage off the floor, away from drafty areas, and away from windows and vents.
- Keep in mind that direct hot or cold air from your house’s heating and cooling systems can be dangerous and dramatically alter cage temperature even when the house itself is within a normal range.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How do you entertain a lovebird?
You can entertain your budgies in several ways,
- Place plenty of toys in their cage so they can engage themselves in playing. But make sure to introduce the toys gradually to your feather friend.
- Let your parakeets out of the cage for some time to stretch their wings. But before opening the door of the cage close all windows and doors of the house and switch off the fans.
- Spend some time around your buddy cage and teach them something new.
Do birds like being caged?
Birds have a very friendly nature and love to socialize but they don’t always like being in cages. If you have pet birds, I recommend you buy a big cage filled with food, water, toys, and perches. Though you buy a big cage still give your bird at least one long break outside the cage a day for physical and mental development.
The bottom line is that birds usually reduce overheating by perching in shady areas, bathing several times per day, drinking more water, and, panting. Additionally, to stay cool and hydrated, some birds may develop a variety of innovative and unique behaviors.
But make sure to do your duty and provide them plenty of drinking water and baths for birds in the summer, and always bring them into a cooler environment if you notice panting.
Hopefully, this article will help you narrow down exactly how to maintain the atmospheric temperature of your lovebirds and reduce overheating. If you want to learn more about the budgies let us know in the comment section below.
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Ali Shahid is a veterinarian by profession and an animal lover. He loves to give expert opinions about different animals. He has worked in top organization of birds like Bigbird Feed and Poultry Research institute. He loves birds, especially parrots and has great experience in different parrot farms.