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Old 08-05-2015, 10:00 AM
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Hello Everyone!

Yesterday morning we had some severe thunderstorms where I live, resulting in the loss of electricity all day and all night. I was concerned about my budgies, as it became extremely hot. On top of that, I was unable to play music or nature sounds, which they love. I was concerned about how they would adapt to the sudden change in conditions.

I took their cage into the coolest room in the house and sat with them. On occasion, I misted them with water. They were very quiet and did not move much all day, which worried me. I believe they were conserving their energy.

Anyways, this morning I woke up not only to the return of power, but also to the sweetest sound of my budgies chirping to greet the new day! It is a beautiful sunny day and they are even more full of life than usual.

What beautiful and resilient little beings they are!

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Old 08-05-2015, 10:31 AM
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I was going to say 'turn a fan on' but most are the plug in variety

I am sure they are no different than us, when all the background noise suddenly falls away.
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Be sure to use plastic or glass for water and food in extreme heat not metal as budgies will not drink very warm water buy a bag of ice and put pieces in a dish of water to evaporate near the cage soak and wring out a cloth of water and lay across the top of the cage. place the cage closer to the floor. Use a battery radio/CD to play budgie sounds and music. Misting them is a really great Idea. Many big breeders Have Pump misters and they carry the misters throughout their aviaries so all the birds get a cooling mist several times a day
Well Done. Blessings, Jo Ann
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I'm glad they're all doing fine! Must have been a bit of a scare
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I'm so glad your babies are okay! My budgies would have probably passed out from heatstroke! I probably would have, too! We would've had to take all five of them (three biters, two non-biters) out of their big double-flight cage to stick them in the flight cage that's in the basement! Man, I would've been freaking out! It's definitely better than if the power had gone out in the dead of winter, eh?

I'm glad they're full of pep today!
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Budgies can safely stand up to 90 degrees F and survive. It gets very hot in Australia and they use some of these tricks to keep it cooler. You can also plant the land around the house so that there are deciduous trees on the west and south and even east. Plant conifers on the northwest as a wind break. Thus in the winner the deciduous trees allow the sun to warm your home and the winter winds are blocked by conifer/ evergreen wind break. Open and close windows in the house to pull cool drafts through and pull shades and curtains in areas where the sun is intense. It really works at our house even beyond 90 degrees, you can keep you and your budgies cool enough to survive. Use space blankets to reflect or absorb heat. In a last resort visit a petsmart. Blessings Jo Ann
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Be sure to use plastic or glass for water and food in extreme heat not metal as budgies will not drink very warm water buy a bag of ice and put pieces in a dish of water to evaporate near the cage soak and wring out a cloth of water and lay across the top of the cage. place the cage closer to the floor. Use a battery radio/CD to play budgie sounds and music. Misting them is a really great Idea. Many big breeders Have Pump misters and they carry the misters throughout their aviaries so all the birds get a cooling mist several times a day
Well Done. Blessings, Jo Ann
I only have plastic vessels for their food and water, very good point on the metal ones. I did put their cage on the floor, as I know that heat rises.

I very much like the idea of the ice cubes and the wet blanket.

I definitely need to have a battery operated CD player on hand. I have become too reliant on electronics that require charging!

Thank you very much for the informative reply!
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Budgies can safely stand up to 90 degrees F and survive. It gets very hot in Australia and they use some of these tricks to keep it cooler. You can also plant the land around the house so that there are deciduous trees on the west and south and even east. Plant conifers on the northwest as a wind break. Thus in the winner the deciduous trees allow the sun to warm your home and the winter winds are blocked by conifer/ evergreen wind break. Open and close windows in the house to pull cool drafts through and pull shades and curtains in areas where the sun is intense. It really works at our house even beyond 90 degrees, you can keep you and your budgies cool enough to survive. Use space blankets to reflect or absorb heat. In a last resort visit a petsmart. Blessings Jo Ann
I had read that they could not withstand temps over 85 degrees F, so thank you for clearing that up for me.
Unfortunately I live in an apartment so I am unable to plant outside. I very much wish I could.
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