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Is there such thing as too much sun?

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Is there such thing as too much sun?
« on: September 02, 2014, 12:24:35 AM »

Hi guys, well with summer at it's end I'm trying to take my little fid out as much as I can so he can get more Vit D in him.

As you guys have noticed it hasn't always been sunny, I put Chewy in a cage and leave him by the conservatory door so that he could still get some shade. On days that is very sunny I leave him there from 10am - 8pm (or until sun goes away) he loves it! I do turn on the air con so that he stays cool. Now is this too much sun for him? I haven't been using the UV lamp at all in summer, and it's not every day that he gets direct sun. His plumage is looking great and his new feathers are coming through very fast after a day in the sun.

Would you say it's too much sun? How long do you leave your birds in the garden on a sunny day?

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Re: Is there such thing as too much sun?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 08:49:08 AM »

If it's sunny my guys are out for up to 12 hrs somedays :)
They would be outside all day in the wild :)
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Re: Is there such thing as too much sun?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 04:00:26 PM »

Its great for them to be outside as long as possible as long as there is shade. Because I have to sit with jasper the longest we've managed is about six hours, and that was on a Sunday, we came in for dinner then went out again x

Hope to get out most days in the next week because we're supposed to be having a heat wave, I'll believe it when I see it  :biggrin:
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