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With summer approaching, it's crucial to make sure your aviary is ready to handle the heat. High temperatures can significantly affect the health and well-being of your birds, so here are some essential tips to keep them cool and comfortable during the warmer months.

1. Adequate ventilation

Make sure your aviary has good ventilation. Fresh air is vital to avoid overheating. If possible, place the aviary in an area where it can receive natural breezes. Consider installing safe, bird-friendly fans if natural ventilation is not sufficient.


2. Shade to protect yourself from the sun

Provide shaded areas within the aviary. Use awnings, curtains or bird-safe plants to create shaded areas. Avoid exposing the aviary directly to sunlight during the hottest hours of the day. If the aviary is outdoors, consider moving it to a shadier location or installing a protective cover.


3. Constant hydration

Keep multiple sources of fresh, clean water available at all times. Change the water frequently to ensure it is cold and free of contaminants. Consider adding additional small containers so the birds can bathe and cool off.


4. Temperature control

If temperatures get too high, you can use frozen water bottles placed around the outside of the aviary to help keep the environment cool. Avoid using air conditioners directly on birds, as they can cause sudden temperature fluctuations.


5. Appropriate nutrition


During the summer, offer fresh, water-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables. These not only provide essential nutrients, but also help keep birds hydrated.


6. Regular supervision


Check your birds several times a day. Pay attention to any signs of heat stress, such as panting or lack of energy. If you notice any worrying symptoms, act immediately by providing more shade and water, and consider taking your birds to a veterinarian.


Preparing your aviary for summer not only ensures the comfort of your birds, but also ensures their health and well-being. With these tips, your birds will be able to enjoy a cool and safe summer.

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