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What Is the Minimum Temperature to Take My Bird’s Camping?

Sarah F. inquires

We like to take our parrots camping with us (and our dogs and horses).

 

We’re thinking of going earlier, hence colder this year.

 

How much cold can they take?

 

It’ll probably get in the high 30’s in the AM (inside the camper).

 

Thank you

 

Dear Sarah

 

Camping is great fun. We tent camped for several years before we invested in a small trailer that we could heat with propane.

 

At Last, The Secret To How Do Birds Stay Alive During Winter Is Revealed

 

We waited until we had the trailer warmed up before we would remove our bird and his cage from our still warm car and set him up inside.

popcorn white cockatiel in canvas covered metal cage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popcorn our (deceased) cockatiel on our golf cart while camping

You don’t state if you are tent camping, or trailer camping, or even glamping with a fancy toy hauler. (yeah, we’re serial campers too).

Regardless, they are your beloved pets and they have no control over their living conditions so they have to endure whatever conditions you put them in.

Think of them as toddlers. Are you comfortable with the warmth of your camping space for human toddlers? If not, then most likely it is not going to be right for the birds.

Dogs and horses are their own heaters and they have some fur. The birds don’t have this benefit and must be kept in controlled heated areas.

What Is the Lowest Temperature Can My 2 Greys Survive Outside?

If you will be placing them into cages within a heated camper then the temperature should be high enough that you would feel comfortable without a jacket.

You can allow the space to be a little cooler if you have provided a heat source within the cage area like a Thermo Perch or a Heated Panel.

Find Bird Warmers Here

I hope this helps.

Why are you letting your camper get to 30 degrees?

We know from experience if you connect these 3 components.

red and black mr heater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Heater Buddy Series Hose Assembly - 10-ft., Model# F273704

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can heat a medium (30 foot-ish) camper to 70 degrees for 60 hours ~ been there done that

Best

MitchR

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground.Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care.He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis.He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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