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Housing for Budgies Discuss Cages, Cage Set-Ups and Aviaries

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Question Huts or "tents" for winter?

This will be my parakeets first winter up north, and I have been trying to decide what to do for them. I've seen some people suggest little huts or tents to hang in their cage.

However, I've never used them before. Does any one here have experience with this? Would you recommend them or no? And if so, what type do you use?

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Don't use any kind of hut or tent. Firstly they can be seen as nesting spots which can promote breeding and egg laying even without a male present. Secondly the birds can chew and ingest the fabric causing impaction.

Are your birds housed inside? Then they should be fine if the house is heated. Just ensure they are away from any drafts. Covering the cage at night can help with this, just make sure part of it is uncovered so there is still good air flow. Birds will fluff up their feathers to trap air in them which their body then heats up to keep them warm.
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If your budgie is kept indoors, it will be just fine during the winter. You can cover the cage at night with a breathable blanket, leaving one portion of the cage uncovered and a night light on to prevent night frights.

Please take the time to read the stickies and budgie articles throughout the forum.
Most basic questions have already been answered there.
If, after reading them, you have questions then we will be happy to help.

The tents, huts etc. are very dangerous for budgies and should never be used with them.

They can get their toenails stuck in the fabric and be severely injured.
Additionally, ingesting the fibers can cause crop impaction.
Anything resembling a nesting site should never be used with a female as it will stimulate her urge to lay.

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