Are your parrots warm to the touch?

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Post by Ronda on Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:21 pm

Yes than you all! It was just me being a worried mom lol. This morning when I uncovered him and fed him than took him out of his cage his feet and beak were cooler. Thanks for re-assuring me!!!

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Post by ziggy on Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:03 am

Hello,

Ronda it is fine. A bird does not have sweat glands like we do so when a bird is active it will have a slight warmer temp to the touch. The temp should be at 102 but a very active birds temp will go to 105. You should notice in the morning or after a nap there temp will seen a little cooler then when they are active. A bird has a hard time to control its inturnal temp because it can not sweat. This is due to there excersise and always moving around and climbing. This will happen to all birds not just TOO's. Ziggy is the same always on the go and he is always a little warmer then some of the others. You will be fine as well will Casper.

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Re: Are your parrots warm to the touch?

Post by Mischief on Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:15 am

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Mischief my Ringneck also has a warm beak and feet. Although in the mornings when I greet and clean out the cage and give water and food the beak and feet seem cooler. But in the day they are warm and also in the evenings when I play with him. Claire maybe be right that after exercise it is warmer. I will take closer note
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Re: Are your parrots warm to the touch?

Post by Ronda on Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:32 pm

Awesome Claire thank you! Jessie (hubby) was thinking I was crazy lol. He says he can't feel a difference, but I'm sure there is. That would make perfect sense though that they are more active. Thanks girl! And I will check that out and report to you later!

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Re: Are your parrots warm to the touch?

Post by ClaireBear on Tue Apr 15, 2008 9:29 pm

Right in your post you said what I think the reason for it is. I have noticed the same thing with Boo. I believe it is that the activity level is higher in the Goffin's than our other birds. Constantly moving, playing, hopping. they don't rest for a minute. I have found this to be true with Boo b/c right before he falls asleep, I do not notice the warmth. Check and see before Casper goes night night and lemme know if you notice the same thing.

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Re: Are your parrots warm to the touch?

Post by Siobhan on Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:42 pm

Sometimes my greys feet feel warm and sometimes not. In fact when they feel cold I usually wrap them in a blanket and cuddle them because I think they must be cold Smile
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Are your parrots warm to the touch?

Post by Ronda on Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:32 pm

Ok I may just be a new mom worried lol. But my Goffin Cockatoo's beak, feet, and body just feel warm to the touch. Not hot at all, just warm. He is pooping normal, and eating very well. He's full of energy lol, he's a little clown. But I noticed this with him and not my others. Is this maybe just a Goffin thing? Or does anyone else's parrot/bird seem warm to the touch?

LOL Ok I think I'm just being paranoid lol. I just found out that a bird's natural temp is around 102. So it would feel a little warm to us.

I should also mention that I can't compare him to my other birds only because I can't touch my other birds lol. Not the way he will let me touch him. He lets us rub his beak and under his wings and everywhere. SweetHeart won't tolerate it. She hates to be pet no matter how hard we try and we try every day, we do it, but she can't stand it lol. She is about the only one I can compare to really because they are the same size basically. Where Molly our Quaker is smaller and for me to be able to pet her she has to be able to not see my husband in the room. And she is just smaller and not on the same scale as they are. And well the cockatiel is even smaller lol. But still just want to know if anyone's birds feel warm to them, I guess it will naturally cause our temp is lower than theirs. Just curious if anyone else has ever noticed this or is the NyQuil kicking in over here lol.

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