Pablo and I have recently moved to the city and the house we are living in has ZERO Insulation. It's the peak of summer right now here in Australia and inside the house (half of the roof is tin) It get's to at least 40-45*C on a really hot day. His cage is right near the only open window with bars, and we are un able to leave any others open - as they are all too easy to climb into and the area isn't safe enough to risk a break and enter The house get's really stuffy! usually i don't leave him alone in the house - but i'll be doing a day trip on sunday to visit my parents and nobody will be here to keep the house open. I'm really worried about leaving him in these temperatures. I've bought him a fan that i place in front of the cage but it really just blows hot air around. I've never seen signs of discomfort - but he loves jumping in the cold sink bath when I get home every day and cooling off. I can feel his hot little feet on my hand. He's lived in Australia his whole life and was bred here .. do you think he has adjusted and i don't need to worry? I also can't tell if he is over weight - because i just call him fat and chubby all the time and have no reference to another quaker.
I don't want to come home and find my baby dead on Sunday night! Every website said they can withstand heats up to 85 F if their "lean" which is only about 32C (that is an average day here at the moment .. minimum!!!) Anyone else know how their birds cope in Australian Summer? I'm too scared to leave him out side in case somebody steals him and his brand new cage - or some snotty little kid just opens it and let's him out!
Is it worth risking? Maybe it's better to dead lock his cage and chain it to our front deck?
I don't know what to do Any advice would be greatly apreciated.