Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
Grae W. wonders
Hello, I have two 21-year-old grays, that I have had since they were young babies.
They are very healthy and happy birds. In the winter months, in the south (NC), I put them out in their cage on sunny, non-windy days, if it’s above 47 degrees.
As their cage loses the sun, I bring them in, and put them on their perch, in a glass door walk-in shower.
I have asthma, so must not bring in their cage.
On damp, cloudy days, when they cannot go on the porch and have to stay in the shower space, I give them breaks in the great room/kitchen, on a table perch, for 30 minutes or so, when I can be with them.
They seem to be fine with this routine.
My question – how low an outdoor temp can they safely be put out in their cage for a few hours, in the winter, without getting chilled, and without being uncomfortable?
Hi Grea and thank you for writing.
Birds are a lot more durable than they are given credit for.
Just look at Quakers who survive brutal Chicago winters (and other cities) by building large communal nests.
First off, that asthma thing ~ birds do no harm to asthmatics
I’ve written extensively on winter and birds so I’ll share with you what we know.
Best of luck,