Fireworks – Bonfire Night – New Year’s Eve
How To Help Your Bird(s)
This document has been compiled by the members of this forum to help future members and each other during what can be a very stressful time for our feathered friends, namely Bonfire Night and New Year’s Eve.
It is a compilation of what the members do for their beloved feathered family members and we hope it will help future members and those viewing as guests to help keep their bird’s safe and stress free.
Some of the suggestions in here are for pet house birds and some for the aviary more wilder flocks.
If you have any additions you would like to make please feel free to add it to the bottom of this post.
This post has simply been done to gather all the thoughts and things done into one place to ensure ease of future readers.
Pet / House Birds
Keep them caged so they don’t get spooked and fly around the house and damage themselves.
Close curtain and blinds to muffle some sounds and lights.
Close interior doors so that any sounds do not carry from other rooms.
Turn up the volume of the radio or telly to mask louds bangs and whooshes.
If your neighbors have a firework party / display in their garden then try to put their cage as far away as possible in another room.
Never leave a bird close to a window and of course never have any windows open.
Stay with your bird and spend your time interacting in a positive manner make lite of loud scary noises with positive upbeat voice, if necessary sing and dance with them to entertain them make it a whole new game.
For the aviary birds try to set any automatic lights on a timer so that the lights come on at dusk and stay on until midnight (or in the case of New Year’s Eve after midnight!). That way if any of the aviary birds spooked up they aren’t crashing around in the dark damaging themselves or worse.
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