Pal-Mates … weekend web tip

Clean water is really enjoyed by waterfowl. With continued high temperatures, here are tips to help waterfowl feel more comfortable:
• Watch your birds and see where they choose to be
• Most waterfowl will cope fine as long as they have constant access to drinking water and shade
• Swimming water is helpful as waterfowl can regulate temperature through their feet
• Make sure everyone can find shade
• Keep water refreshed and clean
• Minimise stress
• Prepare lettuce or spinach ice cubes for enrichment
• Set a hose on fine mist to cool an area of the enclosure
• Consider cooling fans for indoor grower areas, especially if they have single skin roofing
• Delay delivering or collecting birds on unusually hot days
• Don’t neglect your own health; stay hydrated
• And again, make sure everyone can find shade