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Question about Conure and temperature changes

For a while I have been taking our Sun/Jenday conure back and forth to work with me daily. I have had birds as classroom pets before and wanted to give Byrdina a trial run. He is settling in the classroom wonderfully, so all is good there. In the past my classroom pets have stayed overnight in the classroom and came home on weekends or for extended breaks and been very happy. Byrdina on the other hand is a very social bird and LOVES my husband. When I broached the subject of getting a larger cage for school and leaving Byrdina overnight, my husband wasn't very happy. The problem now is that winter is hitting the midwest. My husband and I are concerned about the temperature change taking him back and forth daily between home and work. I cover/wrap the travel cage in a blanket to go between building and car and can warm up my car somewhat before taking him to the car. BUT. . . what are temperature ranges are okay? Should I be more worried about drafts than temperatures? Should I just leave him home for the winter? I really don't want to leave him home but him being healthy is more important than his social life and the enjoyment of my students.

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I can't imagine that the temp changes will be an issue! I know my birds are acclimatised, but they do live outdoors all year round and have the opportunity to go to inside quarters where they have large tubular heaters. Believe it or not, they still choose to sit out in the snow If you're really worried you could cover the cage sides, top and back, put a blanket on the bottom and under the blanket have a hot water bottle? The heat would rise and give him a toasty ride

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I can't imagine that the temp changes will be an issue! I know my birds are acclimatised, but they do live outdoors all year round and have the opportunity to go to inside quarters where they have large tubular heaters. Believe it or not, they still choose to sit out in the snow If you're really worried you could cover the cage sides, top and back, put a blanket on the bottom and under the blanket have a hot water bottle? The heat would rise and give him a toasty ride

Thanks for the reply. I do wrap the travel cage well when it is cold outside. And I usually warm the car before I leave home. (I hate scraping windows ) So the car is not to frigid. I do like your idea of the hot water bottle.

My students gave me lots of suggestions to. . . but they all seemed to leave me cold. i.e. give Byrdina your scarf and wrap it around him. . . . Put him in your coat. . .Put your coat over the cage. . .
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