Can Cockatiels be kept outside in a cage?
Category: Cockateil Health Q&A
Question by Tiffany O: Can Cockatiels be kept outside in a cage?
I have had one tiel for 3 years and we got a friend for it about a year ago. About 5 months after getting the new tiel I got sick with a cold but it never seemed to go away. I always have a stuffy nose. I went to the doctor a few months ago and she ran many various tests but nothing came back as the cause of the stuffing nose but that it is inflamed. I have also been on allergy medicine for over two years. I finally put two and two together thinking that my nose can’t handle having two birds. I was fine with one but started having problems when we added the second. I would like to see if this really is the problem and take the birds out of the house for a week or so to see if my problem clears up. We have a covered porch and they have a large cage that they are in. Is it OK to keep them outside all the time? How cold is too cold for them? We keep the house around 74 degrees. I have a lot invested in them and I enjoy their company, and would like to keep them. Thanks!
Answer by portiaraylee
You could keep them outside, I would think, anytime above 40 degrees, as long as they have a nest box with bedding to get into at night. We have a cockatiel now that was found outside in 30 degree weather with snow on the ground!! If you are just wanting to see if you get better, keeping them outside all summer shouldn’t be a problem at all.
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