M. J. Demlong, Amphibians and Reptiles Program Manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 2221 West Greenway Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85023, USA.
A temperature-controlled nestbox for Thick-billed parrots
Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007
International Zoo Yearbook
Volume 37, Issue 1, pages 191–195, January 2000
How to Cite
DEMLONG, M. J. and BOHMKE, B. (2000), A temperature-controlled nestbox for Thick-billed parrots. International Zoo Yearbook, 37: 191–195. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-1090.2000.tb00722.x
- Issue online: 18 DEC 2007
- Version of Record online: 18 DEC 2007
- air-conditioned nest log;
- artificial nestbox;
- thick-billed parrots
In Phoenix, summer temperatures outdoors can reach a fairly constant 37-8°C for over 100 days and often soar to over 43-3°C. During this period, the temperature in an unoccupied, standard wooden nestbox for parrots at The Phoenix Zoo can reach up to 40'C. For nesting adult parrots and their eggs or offspring, these temperatures can be deadly. In this paper information is provided on the design of an air-conditioned nest log, that maintains a significantly cooler internal temperature during the summer than a standard wooden nestbox.