What You Need to Know About Your Feathered Friends’ Sleeping Habits

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Lack of sleep will affect your feathered friend in a similar fashion that it would affect you. Like humans, pet birds often experience unpleasant consequences as a result of lack of sleep. Many birds become anxious due to not getting much sleep, and act out by engaging in aggressive or destructive behaviors. Inadequate sleep can also weaken birds’ immune systems, and make them more susceptible to illness.

Pet birds require substantial sleep time, a minimum of between eight and twelve hours nightly depending on the species of bird. Since the majority of birds kept as pets are native to tropical regions of the world that have days and nights of similar durations, pet birds require darkness for a restful night’s sleep.

For more details regarding pet birds’ sleeping habits including cage covering practices, sleeping schedules, and beak grinding check out this article:

http://www.birdchannel.com/birds-and-sleep.aspx

The location where you place your bird’s cage can have a significant effect on not only the bird’s sleep but its overall quality of life. Considerations such as room placement, height, window visibility and the light spectrum that your bird is placed in will have a cumulative effect on your feathered friend’s sleeping habits and quality of life.

For a detailed discussion on cage placement check out this article:

http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-housing/bird-housing-accessories/new-bird-home.aspx

Here is a short video of a happily sleeping parrot to brighten your day, enjoy!

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