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Old 09-29-2010, 12:27 PM
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Re: safe heaters

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has anyone seen the ceramic heaters they use for reptiles? they screw into an incandecent light fixture like a heat lamp. they wont be a probem to use around birds right? I dont plan on using directly on any birds but it will be in the same room heating a lizard tank.
I have those ceramic heaters in all my reptile cages and they do work perfectly inside a cage. Unfortunately even the biggest available one is not sufficient enough to heat up my whole iguana's body and makes no difference to the temperature inside his room. So it wont work for your bird because the cage is open and wont trap the heat.


I used to use the oil heaters that you are referring to but since electricity prices skyrocketed in South Africa I had to start looking around for alternatives. I have a house full of animals that all require heat and my electricity bill went up to R5 385.00!!!!!!

We switched over to econo heaters and it works perfectly! It only uses 400w to heat up a complete room and is animal and child safe. A normal bar heater is usually 2000w. I have them all over in my house and also in my iguana room. He is from the amazon and requires humidity of 80%+ and I can safely say that the heater does not dry out the air.

Here is the website and if you click on Global Distribution you will see that they are located all over the world. Econo-Heat South Africa, Global HQ

Those econo heaters look cool! I may end up going with that. But I wasnt going to try and use the ceramic heaters for the birds I am using them on my lizards but wanted to make sure it wouldnt hurt the birds to be in the same room as the ceramic heaters. I had heard that certain heaters can be bad for birds so you have to be careful which ones you use. So I just wanted to make sure the room would be bird safe. Thanks you all so much!
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Re: safe heaters

Anyone know if a small ceramic heater (Lasko) or a flat micathermic (Delonghi), is safe for parrots? Or would I be better off with an oil filled heater. I'm on a fixed income, so cost of heating is a concern.

How about air purifiyers? Are they safe for birds?
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Old 09-30-2010, 03:41 PM
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Re: safe heaters

If the bird is the main concern in keeping warm here's a link to a fairly inexpensive, bird safe heater.......

Avitech Exotic Birds - Supplies, Equipment and Nutritional Supplements for Birds!
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Will definitely look into it!

BTW, thank you also for the advise on the training materials you suggested, I have ordered ALL of them. I am so looking forward to receiving them so I can get started on his training and get him the heck out of his cage!
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Re: safe heaters

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If the bird is the main concern in keeping warm here's a link to a fairly inexpensive, bird safe heater.......

Avitech Exotic Birds - Supplies, Equipment and Nutritional Supplements for Birds!
OOPS, I misread your post. I checked out this link and it appears that the heaters would only be for the bird...

I actually need to heat a one room house with a loft. My other alternatives would be to use an oil filled heater or propane. Any ideas?
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Re: safe heaters

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If the bird is the main concern in keeping warm here's a link to a fairly inexpensive, bird safe heater.......

Avitech Exotic Birds - Supplies, Equipment and Nutritional Supplements for Birds!
OOPS, I misread your post. I checked out this link and it appears that the heaters would only be for the bird...

I actually need to heat a one room house with a loft. My other alternatives would be to use an oil filled heater or propane. Any ideas?
Have you checked out the econo heaters? I have not used one but they are saying that they are not expensive to run but cost a little more to buy. The oil filled radiators I hear work good but a lot of people are saying they are energy hogs. Both are said to be safe for birds. Right now I have an oil filled radiator and will let you know hot it works. If it proves to be too costly I plan on trying out an econo.
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Re: safe heaters

If it is to warm your bird up I suggest the Cosy corner

Basicually it is polarfleece shaped kinda like a banana
it ties/ clips into the corner of your cage covering the bars ANd also has a small bit to join the two at the top keep birds head warm
You just put it near a perch so your bird can still stand but is able to snuggle against the material for warmth

If it's for you I suggest dressing gowns slippers and blankets
warm cosy and cost free
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Re: safe heaters

i have used the oil filled ones for my parrot in the kitchen. its a nice even heat, quiet, no fans or noise and it usually comes with a 600/900/1500 watt setting. i run mine on the lowest to save a couple $$.
its does a good job since the kitchen is a large open area and hard to keep warm
yes the electric bill goes up a bit but every elec heater does that.
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Re: safe heaters

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i have used the oil filled ones for my parrot in the kitchen. its a nice even heat, quiet, no fans or noise and it usually comes with a 600/900/1500 watt setting. i run mine on the lowest to save a couple $$.
its does a good job since the kitchen is a large open area and hard to keep warm
yes the electric bill goes up a bit but every elec heater does that.
I thought that it was dangerous to keep a bird in the kitchen. I had heard that the tephlon releases stuff in the air that could kill them. Have you heard this? is it a myth?
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Re: safe heaters

yes i have heard that too. i had my Amazon in the kitchen for 10yrs and now Marnie lives there. we just make sure we always turn on the hood fan when we cook. also, as i said, my kitchen is a large area combining the TV room/dining room/family room. that may be the difference in my favor.
i don't think i would keep a bird in a small enclosed type kitchen.
the teflon releasing gases is true.
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