The months of summer can offer a bird owner several challenges, and it is important to be aware of what your bird needs. Birds, especially those kept in cages, need the temperature of their environment kept at a point that will keep them from getting to hot. It is easy for them to get overheated, so it is necessary to make certain your bird remains cool.
If their cage is too close to a window, it is possible that your bird can have problems there too. You should be sure to have a place that is shaded, to allow the bird to escape the heat of the sun when needed. While light and warmth is a good thing, it can also be too much after a while, so be sure to stay aware of the sunlight during all times of the day.
In addition to heat, it is also important to take into consideration the activity of animals outside your home. Birds of prey can frighten birds, as can other animals that might spend time in the window. While some enjoy some activity, there are those things that are hard wired to create a fear response. Being close to a window might not provide a restful place for your bird to feel safe.
It is never a good idea to take your bird outside without a proper carrier. Recently, a bird was stolen from a woman who made it a habit to take her Cockatoo outside without a carrier. This also puts your bird at risk of being taken by a bird of prey, which are common in many locations. These birds are skilled hunters and the bright colors of any parrot offer a prime target. This also puts your bird at risk from airborne diseases and other risks.
The summer should be a fun time for you and your bird. As long as you stay diligent, you can keep your bird safe and happy.