Best Temperatures for Parrots (Part I)

Knowing the best temperature for parrots will guarantee that they are comfortable.

A good number of healthy parrots can deal with average room temperature during the day and night, notwithstanding, taking some precautions when necessary. It’s helpful to know what the best temperatures are for parrots to ensure that they are thriving. 

Is the weather too hot or cold? It is essential to know the ideal temperature range your pet bird needs to remain healthy. Most pet birds are comfortable with temperature among 65- and 85-degrees Fahrenheit. They are warm-blooded animals and basically originate from the temperate region.

Birds sustain their body temperatures more than humans. A pet bird has to work and eat more to keep normal body temperature. This is why your parrot will eat more when the weather is cold or during the wintertime and they shed in the summer when it’s warmer.

Signs That Your Bird Isn’t Comfortable with the Temp

Like A Puffball

Have you ever thought why birds fluff up, having a grumpy reaction, or look a little like a downy ball at times? The reason your parrot fluffs up is that something is wrong. This action is just one of the mechanisms birds use in making themselves warm by ensnaring pockets of warm air next to their skin. If your bird’s wings are drooping and the bird is holding his feathers out, it’s a sign that the temperature is on the high side. Adjusting the temperatures for parrots who look a little fluffy will ensure that they are comfortable again in no time. 

Your Bird is Panting and has Cold or Warm Feet 

If your bird’s feet feel very hot, it signifies that their internal body temperature is too high. Are the feathers situated close to the body and does the bird hold its wing as if he would like to fly? Does your bird breathe with its beak open? These are all signs that the temp is too high for your feathered amigo.

Parrot Tucked with Its Head Inside His Feathers

Birds will usually put his head down and tuck his beak into his breast feather when he’s cool. Also, a cold bird will shiver.