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Old 05-19-2017, 08:52 AM
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Hello everyone!~

So, last week here in Indiana the high ranged between mid 80's the whole time. Meaning that it got very hot very quickly in my home.

To help keep him cool I opened windows (but left the blinds down and all the windows are screened), turned my ceiling fan on the slowest setting (and never left him alone or out of his cage with it on), added ice to his dish to keep his water cool (he even licked one once ), and I sprayed him down a few times.

Is there anything else that I can do in order to keep him cool during the summer? Mind you, it can reach between 90-100 here in Indiana, which cannot be that comfortable with all his insulating feathers.
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Well for one, you don't need the ice in his dish. Simple water will be fine.

Baths are a big help! It cools them down real fast, so I'd spray them off during the hottest part of the day. And I feel you. California in the summertime can range anywhere from 80-110
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Has he been panting at all? If he's been acting normal, it's probably not too hot for him, as cockatiels are very adaptable and in their native habitat endure very high temperatures as well as cold. Having a shallow dish of water available for him so he can bathe at his leisure and/or spraying him regularly should be enough of a help.
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Remember, too, that cockatiels are native to Australia. It can get quite hot in their habitat, so they are designed to deal with heat to some extent. As has been said, misting and having water available is good. Be sure to keep him out of direct sun (which I am sure you already know!)
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