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Old 12-15-2012, 09:59 PM
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What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

Please post some of the models you've owned and safely used around your fids. Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:03 PM
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Re: What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

Ill step up and second that i need one for Kenai.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:22 PM
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Re: What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

1,500-Watt Oil-Filled Convection Portable Heater-HZ-709 at The Home Depot we used this one last year, haven't broken it out yet for this winter.
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Re: What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

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1,500-Watt Oil-Filled Convection Portable Heater-HZ-709 at The Home Depot we used this one last year, haven't broken it out yet for this winter.
we have a couple of those and a couple others like that
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Re: What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

The only heater I've used was a kerosene heater while the power was out. I was living out in the country side at that time where we get harsh blizzards up in the Dakotas....If the power goes out, that was our only option....Since I've moved back down south, I don't have that sort of issue as I can pack up everyone and go to someone I know if my power ever goes out.
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Re: What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

If I need extra heat for Codie during the night, then I have an oil filled Radiator! It has never caused any problems
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Re: What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

Kiwi is lucky enough to be in the same room as the wall furnace is, so he never needs additional heat around his cage. We, however, do at night since we close off the rest of the house to save money (gas is so expensive, I hate having a gas furnace!). We just use one of those oil filled portable radiators in our room at night and a little space heater in the bathroom when we shower. Neither seem to bother Kiwi, as he spends a lot of time in our bedroom, and my hubby takes him in the shower almost every day. I would personally trust the portable radiator to the space heater any day if I did have to leave one unattended on near Kiwi. The radiator doesn't get red hot, and it's made of metal, so I have more faith in it not catching fire than the space heater (which you can see red coils in while it's running and will burn you if you touch it while it's hot).

If your just trying to save on winter heating bills, you can do what we do. Close off the house/vents everywhere except the birds room. You can use portable heaters in your bedroom/bathroom as needed and just leave rarely used rooms cold. We've found just using the portable heaters as needed, rather than relying on the gas furnace to heat the whole house has cut our gas bill over half, and raised the electricity bill minimally. Plus, Kiwi gets to be in a 70 degree, toasty room all winter long.
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Re: What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

Thank you, everyone. I bought an oil filled radiator as was suggested
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Re: What bird-safe portable heaters do you use in your house?

I have the following heater...
EdenPURE GEN3 Quartz Infrared Portable Heater A 3705: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific EdenPURE GEN3 Quartz Infrared Portable Heater A 3705: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific


Not too crazy about the temperature settings (hot or cooler, no thermostat to say when you want the heater to come on based on temp of room - if you look at a close up of the front, you'll understand! click here), but I do like the fact that it's only on when it gets to a certain temperature.


Also confirmed with the manufacturer that it is 'bird safe'. The outside of the heater *does not* get hot to the touch (my cats have laid on top of it!), and in fact, the only hot area is where the hot air blows out. Have this heater at work, our Fedex driver as well as my grandmother also bought one. I think ours is a year or two old and still working fine - although it is rather dusty smelling when you first turn it on...
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