The Sky is Falling, okay well snow then.

Written By: B.D. Butler - Jan• 19•12

As some of you know, there is not a lot of snow in the pacific northwest.  In fact it is a rare thing for snow to fall in the first place, let alone stick.  The rain usually washes away any sign of winter, and I think for the most part, people like it that way.  Being from Colorado, I realize that my fascination with snow is in the lower scale of things compared to the people who are actually not used to it.  On the news you see people sledding down the many numerous hills in Queen Anne using tarps, garbage can lids, and someone even tried a frying pan.

When i moved here five years ago, I was lucky enough to be involved in a blizzard here, and we did not have power for three days.  That was before I had my birds, and it got me thinking.  What happens if the power goes off here?  The trees etc aren’t used to having that much weight sitting on them, and they tend to snap, and take out power lines in the process.  Right now there are thousands of people who are having their power fluctuate, while they are trying to repair the damages.  So again, the question echo’s through my mind… What happens if the power goes out here?

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Well with the temperatures dropping so low, and the way that most older houses don’t hold heat for very long… it’s called pack em up, and move em out.  We will head of to the magical land called a hotel.  I have battery-powered thermometers all over the house (yes I am paranoid), and if your power goes out, cover the birds, and watch those thermometers.  If it’s spiked below 60 degrees in your house, and your bird is covered, and there is no guarantee of power restoration and no other heat resources, pack a bag, warm up the car, and hit the road.  Parrot’s can’t deal with severe body temperature change!  Besides, why risk it?  No one wants a birdcicle in a cage, and can you imagine hypothermia, and freezing to death, doesn’t sound like a nice way to go in my opinion.  So prepare ahead of time, and figure it out.  Get those travel cages, ready, and stacked, just in case.  Better to be safe than sorry.

Also, this stands true with ANY pet, keep them safe and warm.

 

 

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