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Readers Respond: Do You Cover Your Bird's Cage at Night?

Responses: 126


Cover up

I cover my birds up of a night time. Except for the budgies and finches in the avairy as they have boxes and there is no point really in covering them up. I have two green cheek boys that I cover up also they have a box in which they roost in however they have the towel on the cage during the day anyway with the front and about half the bottom left uncovered which I use to cover them up with I just pull it down From the top and peg the end bits together in middle which covers the top and leaves a bit of the bottom uncovered I also have budgies and a pair if finches in cages that have a towel on during the day the same as the green cheeks as wild birds tend to annoy them. I left the budgies uncovered once and they had a box in it because they were a breeding pair and the boy died in the box over night not being covered up. I think they should be covered because birds find places in which they can sleep during night time such as tree hollows and bushy plants that keep weather elements ou
—Guest Kiah


my birds hate being covered the chew holes through the covers
—Guest frank

depend on the surroundings

In the summer and spring i leave my budgie's (a.k.a. green parakeet) cage uncovered.Although during the winter and fall i caver the sides.
—Guest brandon g

sleeping ontop of cage ok for a perakeet

Me and my perakeet just finaly got close after a week of knowing each other i.lovem so much he sleeps next to my bed we are all the time together he is always on.my shoulder is it ok for him to sleep ontop if his cage? He fell asleep up there and just wont get of lol just wants to be next to me up there
—Guest geo

should i cover there cage?

it was funny when i read the first line of the top story because i have 2 green cheek conures and i just got them and there baby's. so the right thing some people said was to cover the cage up to play it safe.
—Guest marleena77

I cover my cage

I cover my parakeet Rio's cage every night because if i don't he will carry on at me. This i think is a good routine for my parakeet because it makes him happy and makes me happy to.
—Guest alex8902

If You Own a Macaw, DON'T

I'm serious. I've had experience with my two B&G macaws, my military macaw and my green winged macaw. The green winged macaw takes it better but my other three birds just thrash in the cage, bite at the blanket and nip at it if I try to cover them.
—Guest BirdPower

Owner of 4 finches

I have four finches, 2 society finches, 1 zebra finch and 1 gouldian finch. They go to sleep very early at night and to ensure they have a good night's sleep I do cover their cage in case they get sacred and to cover noises. Birds like budgies, finches or canaries should be covered because they are fairly smaller and can be afraid more easily.
—Guest Emily

scared of dark budgie

I got a blue budgie and i have to cover him.he is scared of the dark.
—Guest Budgiefudgy

My Parrot Won't Like It

My yellow headed amazon parrot wakes up real early in the morning and goes to sleep real late, so no one in our family really bothers to cover his cage and besides he likes it uncovered.We did TRY to cover him, ONCE but he just nips at it so no use.
—Guest Amazonparrot25

Canary family

I have inherited a canary family and they don't like the blanket over them . they also have quirky personality and are quite friendly with sharing with the mouse who I have been trying to kill so getting glue traps as bird seed is expensive


I have 2 conures, 1 still In Training. The more advanced will sit in his cage saying "going to bed?" until I cover them up. If they hear I am still up I get "going to bed?" until I actually go to bed and then they settle. If he is out of cage saying same, and you don't put him In and cover him up he gets annoyed
—Guest Chris

Budgies get scared

I have two budgies and I do cover them at night because if I don't they will get scared.
—Guest Of Course22217

My Parrot Won't Like It

Got a amazon parrot, never cover it, he won't like it, he will just nip at it.
—Guest Amazonparrot25

i bought a bird

I just bought Quaker parot today, and of course he just bit the cap out of me. Should i cover him at night?
—Guest Teresa

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