You cover your pet bird cage at night without even thinking about it. It’s just something that bird owners do. There are good reasons for it, and covering the pet bird cage properly will help your bird rest much better.
Don’t use an old pillowcase or sheet to cover your pet bird cage. It’s too thin and lets in the light. One of the reasons you cover the cage is to bring darkness so the bird can sleep—pet birds need about 12 hours of sleep each day. Choose proper material that will block the light. There are proper covers made for a pet bird cage, and you should buy one. You can find them in pet stores and online.
The cover of the pet bird cage needs to fit well, as it’s also intended to keep the bird warm at night. A thin pillowcase isn’t going to keep out the cold air. Buy something that’s made for the bird and the cage.
You’ll achieve the best results if you establish a routine and cover your pet bird cage at the same time every day. You’ll have quiet time and the bird will have the rest it needs. Make sure the cage is covered entirely in order to block out all the light.
Chris is a contributing writer for DoItYourself.com. He's an experienced home improvement researcher and project creator with a wide range of interests, and especially enjoys learning about automotive repair and interior design.
H.R. Helm is an accomplished DIY craftsman. He has been DIY since childhood and is now a septuagenarian. He is experienced in wood and metal construction, having designed and built several houses and metal buildings. He built every permanent building on his current homestead and did all the plumbing and electrical work.
He has several years experience as a professional cabinet builder, and he is an accomplished auto repairman, having operated an auto repair business for many years. He currently has a home shop where he sharpens and rebuilds saws, repairs lawn mowers, mobility scooters, hydraulic jacks, and anything else that comes along. He also builds custom tools for metal working.
Invention prototypes are another of his many accomplishments. He owned and operated a manufacturing business building Compact Utility Vehicles for homeowner use. H.R. enjoys making jams and jellies during fruit season along with cooking meals. He is committed to outdoor cooking in a Bar-B-Q pit he welded together several years ago. He maintains fruit and nut trees along with helping his wife with a vegetable garden. He farmed commercial garden produce for several years. It helps to have over 50 years of farming and ranching experience.
ASE Certified Master Auto Technician
Cross country truck driver -- over dimensional freight
Design Engineer/Project Manager for injection molded plastic company
Bus Driver/Substitute Teacher
Inventor with two patents (weight training &ndash; anti-rollback for manual wheelchair)
BS in Industrial Technology