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Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

Hi! I've done tons of research on this but all threads I could find were very old and seeing as things change rapidly in products I wanted to ask here. Is anyone using a heater they could find me on amazon that they've experienced as being teflon / PTFE free? Trying to be safe and warm!

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Re: Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

When the discussion of Space Heaters rise. There is specific information needed to provide an answer: What is your General Location, What is the type of heating system used for the home or apartment, What is the temperature that primary system keeps the home or apartment, what type of fuel, including electrical, is available, what size area is to be heated, will this be for short periods of time, all the time everyday or a few hours, and to what temperature you wish to provide?

Note: Teflon / PTFE free are only two of the concerns one has with 'space heating' units.
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Re: Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01CX...zrL&ref=plSrch
The Sweeter Heater an excellent heater for your bird, you can't completely cover the cage when you use the heater or they could get to hot. I have used this same heater when it was sold by Avitech for going on 18 years. So I'm very happy with it, that's on 24/7 for 17 years. I used to have the thermostat accessories that allows you to set a temp but my dog peed on it and shorted it out lol...so now I just leave on. I hang it sideways non the back of the cage. I know I didn't help you with a space heater for yourself , but the Parrots will be toasty.
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Re: Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

If you find one you think you want, call and give them the names and abbreviations of PTFE, PFOA, Teflon, ploytetrafluoro....blah blah and in a few days they will be able to tell you for sure
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Re: Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

I've been thinking about rigging up a lizard lamp above the cages to make their area a little warmer. We keep the thermostat for the forced air gas furnace on 70 degrees and they seem a little chilled.
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Re: Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

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I've been thinking about rigging up a lizard lamp above the cages to make their area a little warmer. We keep the thermostat for the forced air gas furnace on 70 degrees and they seem a little chilled.

Just make sure that the lizard lamp doesn't contain PTFE/PFOA--- droves of birds died at University of Missouri when they installed new heat lamps for the birds, only to discover that the reflective coating contained a form of Teflon (fluorinated compounds). Similar tragedies have happened in zoos etc.
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Re: Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

I thought this was a useful PDF-
http://www.cafabirdclub.org/safetyco...ng_Systems.pdf
Always call the company, but I didn't know about the oil radiator option.

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Re: Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

I use Lasko Ceramic Heater. It's bird-safe, and I've never had any problems with it.
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Re: Winter is coming - safe bird space heaters?

A static home temperature of 70 degrees is well within the comfort range of a YNA. They will naturally adjust the amount of downy feathers they have under their body feathers. Keep them back away from windows and doorways to the outside.

Providing area /space heating increases the likelihood of a fire or other issues. You are further ahead spending your money on improving the effectiveness of your primary heating system and/or insulation. Plus the additional cost of the area /space heater and its energy usage is near equal to raising your static temperature to 71 degrees.
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