Determining Parrot Sleep Needs: Where In The World Is Your Bird From
Do you know your bird sleep needs? Daylight versus darkness hours vary as little as 7 minutes on the equator - so in the peak of winter, there are are 12 hrs 4 minutes of darkness while in the height of summer darkness may only be 11 hrs. 56 minutes. But that changes the farther you get away form the equator. Daylight hours shorten the farther away from the equator you get. Find out where your bird is from to know how much sleep it needs.
Making sure your parrot gets complete quiet and darkness greatly affects its behavior. Why? Too much light exposure makes a bird hormonal. And, on top of that, your bird is just plain old tired.
- Diane Burroughs