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How much sleep does a bird need?

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Interesting article for those who question the amount of sleep required for your feathered babies.

This article is from Pamela Clarke, who I know alot of members seek advice from.

 

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Thanks for the article! Would be super cool if we could simulate the moonlight with phases for our friends.
 

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I actually heard similar to this at a seminar once.

It was cockatoos and they were wide awake at night.

So thankful I have an Amazon (they roll with the flow)
 

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I find that even with Dolly (cockatoo) going to bed at 8pm, she is awake long after I put Frankie (macaw) to bed at 9pm.
She is often awake around 7am but just keeps herself entertained until I uncover her at 8ish.
It doesn't mention about "nap times through the day".
Neither of mine "nap", but I know other's do.
I wonder if and how this fits into the 12 hour sleep pattern.
 

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It is odd they didnt mention much about napping. My little Green Cheeks LOVE their siesta time. They go to bed at 630pm and are up at 630am so get their 12 hours of sleep in. Sometimes the oldest is ready to get up 15 minutes or so earlier but his Lil brother is a slow waker so we wait to give him a Lil more beauty sleep. After breakfast, some playtime, a bath and preening session it is nap time! I wonder if wild green cheeks get as many Zzzs in.
 

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It is odd they didnt mention much about napping. My little Green Cheeks LOVE their siesta time. They go to bed at 630pm and are up at 630am so get their 12 hours of sleep in. Sometimes the oldest is ready to get up 15 minutes or so earlier but his Lil brother is a slow waker so we wait to give him a Lil more beauty sleep. After breakfast, some playtime, a bath and preening session it is nap time! I wonder if wild green cheeks get as many Zzzs in.
It would be interesting to know.
I can see why birds in the wild don't get a full 12 hours, with predators around. Hence the half sleep, which is interesting.
 
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