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Can parakeets live outside? If so, what temperatures can

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Can parakeets live outside? If so, what temperatures can they handle?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Gina replied 10 years ago.


I really have to recommend that you do not keep a parakeet outside in any temperature. First, they must be kept at a constant temperature and with the high's and low's of day versus night, chances are the keet would not survive. Next, and the biggest issue is predators. Neighborhood cats, raccoons, even mice and rats can easily break into a cage and make a snack out of the parakeet. Then there is the stress of outside noises. Motor vehicles, children screaming, horns blowing...all cause great stress to this fragile creature. Hope this helps and if you do decide to get a keet, please keep it inside and comfortable :)

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Customer: replied 10 years ago.
Reply to Gina's Post: Are parakeets found in the wild? What climate zone are they found in? The absolutely can't survive outdoors?
Expert:  Gina replied 10 years ago.
Parakeets are native to Australia so a warm dry climate. Wild parakeets have the luxury of being able to escape danger. If kept captive outdoors, captive bred pets do not have the same luxury and do not fear some predators they would if they were wild. As I said above, there fluxuation in temperature and wildlife the surrounds them does not make for the best living conditions and you will most likely end up with a very sick and very stressed out keet. :)