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Parrots/heat tempetures for a Macaw


My Macaw loves to be taken outside and i want to know when is it to warm for them to be outside, I live in southeast Texas and don't want to hurt him with the high temps or humidity.

--  It doesn't matter much with the heat as long as they have shade available and a mister  (light spray of water on in the bird's area).

 If you see 'panting' - the bird's mouth is open and the tongue is moving from top to bottom beak (panting) - the bird is too hot.

When a bird's FEET feel very warm - make a point to cool them off by lightly running cool water over them

 Of course have fresh, cool water for drinking at all times.

If these provisions cannot be met, bring the bird inside and wait for the heat to break  


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Certified Avian Specialist. For more than 30 years I've worked with veterinarians, protective facilities, nature centers, preserves and on my own in providing care and education with regard to multiple animal species, including raptors (hawks, kestrals, owls, etc) and marsupials. In recent years I've focused on parrots, usually rescued from abusive or less than ideal situations and helping educate owners as to proper care. Expert in behavior studies and modification of problem behavior.

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