Cooling Packs - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-05-2016, 09:19 PM
ChefBudgie (Hannah)
Egg
 
Profile:ChefBudgie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 14
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 26
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 18
Rep Power: 4
ChefBudgie is on a distinguished road
Default Cooling Packs

Summer is here and if you have budgies who don't like baths (like mine) then here's a tutorial for a cooling pack that you can use for your budgies.

You will need:
- ice pack (or Freezer bag with ice in it)
-Freezer bag
-Towel or other material to put in between the bag and cage
-Tape (or a needle and thread)
- clip

If you are sewing the favric together, make a spot which you can fit your clip in. Trace the pack and sew the material accordingly and leave a flap which will face away from the cage. Once you are done hang it on the side of the cage.

If your like me who needed a quick fix
Place the pack in the freezer bag and put the bag ontop of a towel, fold the towel and tape it onto the bag till secure, pierce a hole in the bag and hang on the side of the bird cage.

Use this when you are at home with your budgie(s) so they don't get cold.

Here's a pic of Elise and Bebe cooling off near it:


I'll post more once I sew a cooling pack.

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-05-2016, 09:25 PM
ChefBudgie (Hannah)
Egg
 
Profile:ChefBudgie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 14
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 26
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 18
Rep Power: 4
ChefBudgie is on a distinguished road
Default

The clip I used is a chain connector.
  #3  
Old 06-05-2016, 09:31 PM
shanebudgie's Avatar
shanebudgie (Shane)
Member Spotlight Award March 2016
State:
 
Profile:shanebudgie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 15
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: south Carolina
Posts: 1,887
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 786
Rep Power: 5
shanebudgie is greater than greatshanebudgie is greater than greatshanebudgie is greater than greatshanebudgie is greater than greatshanebudgie is greater than greatshanebudgie is greater than greatshanebudgie is greater than great
Default

oh wonderful thanks so much for the best and great idea.it's a good way to keep them cool,without getting cold or wet.I'm sure this will help a lot of folks as well for there budgie(s).

Blessings always.fantastic idea congratulations and cheers to you.
__________________
princess Gracie Barber welcomes you all and blessings
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 06-05-2016, 10:55 PM
ChefBudgie (Hannah)
Egg
 
Profile:ChefBudgie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 14
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 26
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 18
Rep Power: 4
ChefBudgie is on a distinguished road
Default

Your Welcome
It was actually mentioned in the comment section of a blog that I found (but now can't remember).
  #5  
Old 06-06-2016, 03:33 PM
merpirate's Avatar
Egg
 
Profile:merpirate is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Newbie
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 36
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 4
merpirate is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine doesn't like a bath either, so I might try this out! Right now it just "rains" every other day much to Wooster's distaste.
  #6  
Old 06-06-2016, 03:36 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:GlennaAndBro is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 4
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 10
Rep Power: 0
GlennaAndBro is on a distinguished road
Default

My room gets pretty warm, and that's where I have the cage. I usually put his cover on him but with the heat, would that cool him down or would it be extra hot, do you think? I've been leaving it off right now because I don't want to risk it but I want my little guy to have a good night's sleep lol.

The cage cover that is. Love the ice pack idea!
  #7  
Old 06-06-2016, 10:52 PM
ChefBudgie (Hannah)
Egg
 
Profile:ChefBudgie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 14
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 26
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 18
Rep Power: 4
ChefBudgie is on a distinguished road
Default

Depending on the weight and color of the cover and where it's placed it could keep him cool.
If it's a material that breaths well (no synthetics- linen, cotton) then the it would keep him cool if it's a light color or white which is facing towards the light or window. When I put my cover on It's just so my budgies have shade and somewhere to go if they get too hot. (I have a grass green cover)

Disclaimer: I'm thinking about how you wear bright clothing in summer because of the laws of light and absorption.

Also don't keep the window open when it's really hot out because you'll just be letting hot air in. Also keep the blinds closed if you can.

Another way that you can keep him cool is provide him with fresh fruits and veggies that have a high water content: watermelon, cucumber, strawberries, ect.

Also change his water when you get home and consider purchasing a steel bowl since they keep the water cool.

Overall it depends on the bird if he's panting with the cover on but not when it's off then you know.
  #8  
Old 06-06-2016, 10:53 PM
ChefBudgie (Hannah)
Egg
 
Profile:ChefBudgie is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 14
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 26
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 18
Rep Power: 4
ChefBudgie is on a distinguished road
Default

At night you can leave the cover on but I'd say to make sure the light is off when you do.
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:50 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.