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Parakeet home temperature?

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  • Parakeet home temperature?

    We're thinking about getting a couple of parakeets (budgies), which will be our first birds.

    I know that birds should be kept away from drafts, and should not be subject to sudden temperature changes. That is not a problem, as our house is very weathertight, but we're cheapskates and tend to keep the temperature quite cool in winter (generally 50 degrees Fahrenheit = about 15 C.)

    Is that too cold for parakeets to get used to?

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    That is much too cold, yes. 70 is a good temperature from my experience, I'm cold-blooded though and keep my thermostat at 73.
    -Kaye and the Lovebirds..
    Oliver & Evie

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