Keeping Birds Outside: You Have to Pay Attention to This in Summer

After many weeks of rain, the beautiful sides of summer are showing again and the temperatures are rising. Not only do we humans like to spend our time outdoors when the weather is good, but our feathered friends also like to be in the fresh air. To give birds this pleasure, just a few small things need to be observed, so that keeping birds outside is a great experience for both sides.

Is the Cage Break-proof?

First of all, of course, it is important to ensure that the cage or aviary is safe from escape. Every little door and every wire recess – for example for food bowls – should be checked to see if there is any possibility of escape. If you want to be on the safe side, you can also secure the door with small locks, possibly from your old diary. Even clever wild birds cannot help their feathered favorites to break out.

Another possible source of the outbreak is the attached bathing house. It is quickly torn off by a gust of wind or careless handling and offers the budgie a good escape route.

As with every animal, there are also predators for birds that threaten it. For a trip to the balcony or terrace, these are cats, martens, and birds of prey. The best deterrent against an attack is your presence. The inhibition threshold is then greater for many hunters. You can also intervene in good time in the event of an attack.

Protection From the Hot Sun

It is also important that you offer your birds a place in the shade. In the blazing sun, it can quickly reach 40 degrees and that is too much for the small organism. A good place for a trip to the countryside is, for example, under a parasol. It not only protects against the heat of the sun but also against rain. In addition, the animals should always have sufficient water available.

After a successful excursion, it is important to examine the cage for leaves, flowers, and animals. You should of course remove poisonous flowers or leaves as soon as possible.

Even if a swim in nature is so nice: It is even more important that your birds get enough free flight. Before or after the experience you should give them the opportunity to move freely for several hours. Small cages are suitable for short trips outside or when the bird is sick. In general, your birds should have a large aviary or even an entire bird room.

Mary Allen

Written by Mary Allen

Hello, I'm Mary! I've cared for many pet species including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish, and bearded dragons. I also have ten pets of my own currently. I've written many topics in this space including how-tos, informational articles, care guides, breed guides, and more.

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