Parakeets are very sensitive and delicate birds and, if you want them to live a long and healthy life, you will need to learn how to keep a parakeet warm in your home, especially during the winter season.
Parakeets do best in temperatures between 70 and 75 degrees so, if you live in colder areas, it is best to keep your parakeet inside so they are not hindered by the temperature. You can also take measures in the winter months to ensure that your parakeet is warm enough.
Below we will give a breakdown of how to keep your home at a comfortable warmth for a parakeet:
- Cover The Cage At Night
- Use A Heat Lamp
- Keep The Cage Away From Drafts
- Use A Heated Rock
- Get A Humidifier
- Buy A Heated Perch
Cover The Cage At Night
During the night or at any time when you are not in your home, it is important to cover the cage with a blanket. This will help retain heat so that your parakeet won't have to use up its energy fighting against cold temperatures.
Use A Heat Lamp
A heat lamp can be used to keep your parakeet warm throughout the year, but it should only be used during times of need. It is important not to overheat the bird because if you do so it could die from dehydration and overheating.
Keep The Cage Away From Drafts
Keeping your parakeet away from drafts is a great way to help keep them warm because it will prevent the wind from blowing on their cage. You can do this by making sure that your home doesn't have any windows or doors open near where the bird's cage is located.
You can also ensure windows have curtains or blinds so that cold drafts won't be able to reach the cage. Doors should also have a draft blocker so that no gusts of wind can blow in on your parakeet and cause it to get sick.
Use A Heated Rock
Put a heated rock at the bottom of the cage and place it under your parakeet's water and food dishes. You can also use this method for keeping the entire cage warm.
Get A Humidifier
A humidifier is a simple way to keep your home warm without any extra complications. The machine will actually blow steam into the room, which will produce moisture in the air and keep the room warm, making it perfect for your parakeet.
Buy A Heated Perch
You can buy a heated perch that will ensure your parakeet is warm at all times, no matter what. You may have noticed your parakeet standing on one leg to preserve its heat. It will not need to do this is standing on a heated perch.
These are just a few ways to make sure that your parakeet is kept warm enough in your home during the winter season. If you follow these steps, you should have no problem keeping your bird safe and healthy all year long.
Bird mom, blog writer and children's books author. My first ever pet bird was a parakeet, and now I am a proud “bird lady” and even enjoy writing about them!