re: Covering Cages page 2

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Yep, and fortuneitly my grandmothers livingroom is VERY dark as is my hall/floor.
Herman
I keep my birds (6) in my bedroom. I covered ... and I no longer need to cover cages. > >

it is interesting, how light does affect bird activity. Loren (still learning)

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it is interesting, how light does affect bird activity.

http://www.users.mis.net/~pthrush/lighting/

Jennifer Mullen
I never, ever cover my tiel's cages at night. They have several nightlights in their room so that if they do wake up a little scared that they can see everything around them since they do not have great night vision. I only lock them in their cages at night just in case they have a night fright. This prevents them from picking up enough speed in flight to seriously injure themselves. (On the same note my first hen fractured her wrist during a night fright from banging into a swing that I had placed in her cage. Now I keep the area in front of their sleeping perches clear of toys, swings ect.. minimizing the risk of injury).
My birds usually have night frights if their cages are moved, which never happens really, or if there is an earthquake (of course!!). Once a raccoon was trying to break into the room (he couldn't get in because the bedroom window was locked) and that caused a panic. Thank god they do not happen too often.
No matter how sound asleep I am, I ALWAYS wake up when a NF occurs and spend an hour consoling 8 terrified kids.
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Those are exactly the same reasons that I've never covered my 'Tiels. As it does not seem logical to cover a species that is prone to nightfrights. And IF they are covered so "tightly" so as not to be able to see outside of their cage a nightlight is useless for an auditory fright. . .

Not to mention unless the nest is either very DEEP inside of a tree, or very deep in a cave there really isn't no way that any nest will be 100% light tight/free. And when I pointed this out to a manufacture of custom cage covers they didn't have any answer. . .Gee I wonder why that is/was. . .;-)

And also as I've said with Hikaru my current 'Tiel it would be rather impossible to cover him at night as he sleeps perched on the top of the headboard of my bed. . .And about the only source of light in the room comes from the four LEDs on my cable modem. . .
Herman
BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE Hash: SHA1 I would like to ... "training aid" aside) how many bird owners out there cover

their birds cage, and what type of material that they use in said covers?

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