Temperatures for Keets

User Question
I was just wondering if you could tell me an approximate temperature range in which parakeets are comfortable. I now have my first bird. He seems comfortable so far, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. I often will turn the temperature up to 75-78 degrees farenheit on winter evenings. Is this healthy for the bird. Thank you for you help!

Lisa's Answer
You don't really need to go that high, most keet owners I know are down in the 68-70 range. Your keets have wonderful natural insulation, like a feather blanket wrapped around their bodies. The feathers fluff up and trap warm air next to their bodies. So as long as you cover the cage so no breeze disturbs that feather-nest, they are fine.

In general 66-90 or so is a good range, just like for people :)

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