Hi! I have a 9 month old gray. He currently has a huge cage that is on an outside patio. It's under a overhang right outside my back door and never gets direct sunlight. I take him out early in the morning and as long as I am home he is on his perch in the living room. It's big I don't know what the right name would be sorry...this is my concern the night time. I am in Southern California and lately at night we have been dropping to 58-60 degrees. The back of his cage is covered always and against a wall and at night when I put him in there I cover the front of the cage with a flannel blanket. He also has a flannel covered drum hanging in his cage which he goes immediately into ever time I put him in there at night. Is it too cold for him? Do think this set up is okay I don't want him to get sick or freeze. Thanks I appreciate any input this is my first gray.
Hello and welcome to the forum. They are usually okay with temperature ranges as long as the change in temperature is gradual and not sudden. If it feels cold or hot to you it will be for them. If they are too cold they will huddle and fluff their feathers up, if they are too hot they will pant. There are other issues with being outside - Greys on the forum have been attacked by rats and by raccoons.
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I am in Southern California as well. In the past, I have left my Greys outside overnight, but not as a regular thing. I think the dangers of a cat, raccoon, rat or skunk are a bit too much. When my place was really small, I kept a large cage on the patio and had little sleeping cages in the closet. So at night they would sleep inside.
As far as temperature, I think they can deal with the temperature just fine as long as, like Jane said, it is a gradual adjustment (instead of moving across the country). They will get extra down feathers in the winter and can handle Southern California temps.
It sounds like your setup is great, I'd just add a small sleeping cage to the routine and move that drum into the sleeping cage.