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    This is my bird Charlie!
    He was quite a character.I could never get him to talk but I had no problem getting it to whistle with me.
    He caught a cold the other night.It dropped to -25 and cooled down the house too much I guess.
    Bummer ,he was only 7yrs old.
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    Sorry to hear that NG.
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    Sorry about your budgie.

    I doubt one cold night killed him. Birds are more resiliant than we give them credit for. However, if he was in a drafty area for a long period of time, or wasn't eating properly, that would certainly not be good.

    Birds are pros at hiding illness as well.

    If you have any specific questions, you can ask me, I've had birds for over 25 years.
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    Darn it. So sorry to hear this. Birds get pneumonia very easily.

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    Thanks for the replies
    I have been trying to seal off all the drafts in this house for ever.Its always something different.We had a brutal night the other night and it was just crazy cold that night.He was fluffier than usual before I went to bed.The next morning he was in the bottom of his cage.I picked him up and wrapped him in a towel to warm him up.I gave him to my wife to hold as he passed.
    At least he wasn't alone.
    I do plan on getting a couple more soon!I would like to get a parrot but way too much money.
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    aw poor thing :( i have a few budgies and a conure myself though :) in fact my baby sun is laying next to me right now sleeping on his back! lol such clowns they are! :P

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    So sorry, NG...
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    The candle test is the easiest way to check for drafts. If the flame flickers, there's a draft. Use a beeswax candle around birds. Other types can kill them (long story).

    There are heat panels esp. designed for birds that you can purchase. However, in a pinch, put a cover on the cage for the night and have a desk lamp aimed at the cage. That will give the bird a break from light itself, but still provide heat (and also from any draft). Just make certain the fabric doesn't touch the light bulb (fire hazard).
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    sorry to hear about your loss
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