Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outer Sydney Australia
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I really don't think the smoke would be a big problem at all. We are in the midst of bad bushfires. The Blue Mountains of New South Wales are on fire and I mean really big fires.The smoke has just basically dropped down on us at and near the base of the mountains and going right across Sydney. I am quite close to them and the smoke here has been terrible for the last week. You can not only smell it but see it. It hasn't had any affect on my birds at all. I may not have faired so well, eyes have been watering and I have been coughing with it, and that is inside the house.
But yes I agree that the birds should preferably be in a different room to the fire. Unless the fire is going 24/7 and people usually let the fire go out overnight, not just because there is no one there to put wood on it but for safety reasons the sudden changes in temperature is not good for the birds. They are better off to be in a room with little or no heating so that they can acclimatize to the cooler weather gradually and not have the sudden drop in temperature that can occur when the heating is turned off.