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Old 01-13-2017, 04:09 PM
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We have a big ice storm coming, and there's a very, very good chance our power will go out. We have a generator, but I can't help but be concerned about Ernie considering there's always a chance the generator for some reason won't work. Any in-case-of-emergency tips just for the sake of being prepared for the worst?

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During emergency situations when the electricity / heat fails, you can put your bird(s) into smaller hospital cages, wrapped in a blanket and covered with and emergency "space" blanket to help hold in heat.
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Thank you, Faery! We have heavy blankets on hand that would work well.
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The ice storm so far is terrible.
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Best wishes during this storm, I know how they can be! We had one here in Colorado not two weeks ago, it was horrible.

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Thank you. Ernie's cage currently has a light sheet and a fleece blanket covering it. Any more advice for keeping Ernie warm?
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While you still have power, I would heat up a hot water bottle to use as well. You can wrap it up on the side (or bottom) of the cage with the blankets and it will work as an additional heat source.
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Michelle has given you good advice.

Additionally, if you have any of the air-activated hand warmers that people use when camping, you can put them under or around the bottom of the cage as a heat source if needed as well.

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Thank you, everyone, for the advice!
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