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

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not at all

my sun conure hates being covered.he just yells loudly and starts nipping the cloth if i do cover him so dont
—Guest twinkle twinkle

i COVER THE CAGE AT NIGHT

i have 2 cockatiels, covering them is the best decision I ever made, it calm them down and signal "time to rest" for them and they do not make so much noise in the morning.
—Guest SUE

Depends On Bird Species

Like I said, it really depends on the species of birds you are owning. If it is a smaller bird such as a budgie or a lovebird, they can get scared by the dark easily and it is best to cover their cage at night. But on the other hand, larger parrots and macaws don't usually like their cage covered, as if you do, they would just probably pull it off, so it depends on the birds personality and/or species.
—DuskOwl277

sometimes

i do sometimes when i'm with her in the same room cause i make some nosies and that keeps her from closing her eyes
—Guest fifi

Bird covers

I cover all 3 birds every night. They know that's quite time, untill I undercover them. It can be a halfday
—Guest Char

Should I cover my conures cage? Help

Dont now if I need to cover my birds cage. Help please
—Guest Cosita

i dont

because my bird dont like it she make more nosie when she is under and it dark so dont
—Guest tweety bird

do you cover your bird's cage at night?

I cover our budgie with a tea towel on top and our cockatiel leaving the front part uncovered they like to be covered
—charbradeagpad

He gets angry if i dont cover his cage

I have a Nanday Conure (7 yrs old) and I cover his cage at night b/c our apt get's drafty, but during the day, lately when i go to uncover it, he gets really angry at me and wants to be covered. I adopted him from a previous abusive owner and I cannot tell if he's come to not trust me after all (it's been about 5 weeks I have had him) or if he's just being bitchy. anyone else having issues like this? I would appreciate some opinions! I am first-time bird owner, but I have researched owning one for years and this is new to me. send an email to clgrunen@gmail.com
—Guest charlene

He gets angry if i dont cover his cage

I have a Nanday Conure (7 yrs old) and I cover his cage at night b/c our apt get's drafty, but during the day, lately when i go to uncover it, he gets really angry at me and wants to be covered. I adopted him from a previous abusive owner and I cannot tell if he's come to not trust me after all (it's been about 5 weeks I have had him) or if he's just being bitchy. anyone else having issues like this? I would appreciate some opinions! I am first-time bird owner, but I have researched owning one for years and this is new to me. send an email to clgrunen@gmail.com
—Guest charlene

i think they feel safer

a better sense of security when their cage is covered.
—Guest John

Not sure got a ringneck parrot

Should I start straight away so she gets used to it
—Guest Lesley

Rarely

I have two parakeets that sleep in my room, and they can get very noisy sometimes, but I usually don't do anything, though if I'm trying to do something important like sleep or work, I cover the cage if they get loud.
—Guest Elle

No cover

I have never covered my Macaw. The breeder I got him from never covers her birds either
—puppytales

keri

my bird Tgo don't like to be coverde at all and to stay in his cage
—Guest keri

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