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Thread Description:Just wondering on techniques to keep a budgie warm.

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Old 03-06-2015, 05:00 AM
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Greetings, All.

We moved to Saudi Arabia a month ago, and bought Pina a month ago too. As you all probably know, Saudi is a desert area and pretty warm, so question, why does Pina get cold?

He occasionally gives a wet sneeze on my face (which is not a nice feeling) and runs into my hair, usually due to the fact he is slightly cold.

So I place him back and all I see his him letting his wings further from his body which is a sign of being hot.

So indecisive.

I decided he's actually cold and switch on the heating and place cloth around his cage. He seems fine. Here's a pic.

Overall, how do I keep him warm? I place a blanket around him and the heater, but is that enough?

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Be careful, he might get over heated. He might have a cold, which doesn't have that much to do with actually being cold. Sneezing is often a sign of illness, so you might want to check him up at the vet. Keep an eye on his droppings, check for abnormalities.

When it comes to keeping him warm, protecting him from draft goes a long way.

I hope he'll get better soon!
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Old 03-06-2015, 03:43 PM
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Hello, Imaginary, and thanks for replying.

Well, Pina defiantly doesn't have a cold because we visited the vet yesterday. He is just strange.

But when it gets cold in the winters of Saudi, how do we keep Pini warm? When he is so stubborn?
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I live in Madrid, and the building is centrally heated, meaning that the heat gets turned off at 22:00 and doesn't come back on until 10:00. I use the following techniques to keep the place warm at night:

I put up a piece of white fabric on the wall behind Sammy's cage so that it's never directly touching the stone walls, which can get cool (also good for cleaning!).

Open the blinds and curtains at the hottest part of the day, and when the room is hot, close them again to trap the warm air inside.

Put Sammy's cage in a room that has a door to both hallways (so it can be completely closed) to protect from drafts and to give better insulation.

Keep a small heating pad permanently on one side of Sammy's cage so that he can get as close or as far as he wants. I turn it on low before going to bed and turn it off when the heat comes on. I have one that shuts itself off when it reaches the right temperature and only turns back on when the temperature falls, so it's much better on electricity. It also has a fire protector plug.

Close the kitchen door, since there's no heating in the kitchens in our building.

Then I cover 3 sides of Sammy's cage with a sheet, not a blanket, so that he doesn't overheat.

I hope this helps! Good luck!
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Like humans a budgie can have chills in high heat. We use ceramic heat only lamps with clamp on reflector We got ours from ladygouldianfinch. you may find them in the reptile dept of a pet store. the 60 watt size should be plenty for him. Direct lamp to area high near his favorite perch, but away from drinking water. purchase a gram scale and record his weight. Any pattern of excess loss or gain is a sign of illness as are sneezing and chills and abnormal droppings. Check out info about what a good normal healthy dropping looks like. Check out the info on health and diet here on TB.
A good diet consists of some seed combined with pellets or other grain support with vitamins and minerals and other nutrient necessary in budgie diet. Also provide fresh fruits/veggies and egg food these can be dried or pre packaged as well as fresh. We feed our birds mostly what we eat like peas, corn carrots, broccoli kale spinach sweet potato etc. Find out what previous diet was and work on a gradual transition. Nutriberries is a good tool to transition stuborn budgies. We have found Roudybush nibbles or crumbles in maintenance a good pellet brand. Amazon has a lot of this stuff. Also the Amazon in the US has a hard plastic undestructable and microwavable pet snuggle with soft cover that is a great /portable pet warmer to put on top or under a cage and cover completely for best results. use at night or on trips as they need partially uncovered cage to allow daylight to stimulate eating. They must eat to oxidize and oxidize to stay warm and alive. They can conserve water easier than food. A budgie can die with out food in a day or so. Yes, during the day the desert is hot but at night it gets very cold. Also use glass or ceramic containers as heat could turn metal food and water containers too hot. birds will not drink hot water Hopefully you have a/c to moderate temps. A little background music or budgie chatter from youtube will help the budgie adjust. Again, check through the wealth of info here on TB. It is free for your effort to read. Blessings for your Budgies good health. JO Ann

When he has settled in you might consider a much larger cage with a flat top so he cold have a play stand on top. Start your birdy first aid kit with a visit to an avian vet to check him out. Usually a store in the US gives a 2 week return policy. You might check to see which vet they use and perhaps they will split the bill for any vet care and meds.

Purchase electrolyte hopefully sugar free but even gator aid will do in a pinch or pedialyte for human babies. Also a probiotic and liquid calcium and vitamins like Soluvite D by vetafarm or Prime. Keep cornstarch for bleeding or a steptic powder or gel. See the TB section on First Aid Kits and start adding to yours a little at a time to include bandages and scissors and antibiotic cream etc. Ladygouldianfinch ships international as well as Windy City Parrot in Chicago. Avitech has a lot of good bird support products like sugar free electrolyte. They are sold in US by both above vendors. Check their web site for a vendor in Saudi Arabia. Like India ,You will need to do some creative searching, Saudi's are famous for their falcons so there must be bird friendly sources. Check the net in your area as well.

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Thank you all for your help, it's very informative and I will do as much as I can to make sure he's not overheated or cold. Thanks again!
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Jo Ann, you have a lot of really great advice in that post! Thank you!
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