are ceramic space heaters safe for birds

Bird owners wonder how to safely heat the home with pet birds in the vicinity. Others want to know how to keep their tropical pets warm without heating the entire house to 80 degrees in the dead of winter. There are solutions to both problems.

With regard to our pet birds, using space heaters, gas fireplaces, and other human-oriented winter heating devices can result in tragedies. Certain components of space heaters are coated with polymers that contain polytetrafluroethylene (PTFE), the same material found in nonstick cookware that releases fumes that are lethal to birds when heated. For information about the particular product you’re interested in buying, get in touch with the manufacturers.

Cold isn’t the only winter threat to pet birds. While cockatoos, cockatiels, and African greys naturally release a certain amount of white powder, low humidity may be the cause if your conure or quaker’s feathers appear a little dull or under the weather. During the winter, have you noticed more dander emanating from your pet’s bird cage lately? Are there more feathers on the floor? Does your pet look dusty? When the winter heat waves arrive, indoor air frequently gets dry, which causes people to get cracked hands and dry nasal passages. Imagine how your sensitive bird must feel!.

Additionally, because ceramic heating elements don’t emit light, they don’t interfere with the regular cycle of day and night. The 30-, 60-, 100-, 150-, and 250-watt Pearlco brand infrared heat emitter was created especially for use with animals. Although water splatters won’t break the ceramic, it does heat up quickly and needs to be kept out of the reach of birds. Avi-Tech Exotic Birds (www. avitec. offers Pearlco heating elements, a clamp-on reflector/lamp holder to secure the heating element, and a plug-in dimmer control to adjust power.

Avoid placing cords, switches, heating elements, bulbs, and lighting tubes near birds or other animals as this could lead to electrocution or other injuries. Hot light bulbs may shatter if spattered by water. Move hot or incandescent lightbulbs out of the splash zone for your bird. When used carefully and in accordance with manufacturer instructions, supplemental lighting and heating products are advantageous and safe.

Owners of birds wonder how to heat their homes safely when their pets are around. Some others would like to know how to keep their tropical pets warm in the dead of winter without turning on the heat to 80 degrees throughout the house. There are solutions to both problems.

Most, even ceramic heaters, use Teflon. Thanks. Our gas bill was $1,000 last month. The tiels need a warm room. Thanks. X posting to parrots.

Edit: Thanks for the replies! I think I have my answer:


Are ceramic heaters safe for pets?

The nature of the ceramic heating element allows for efficient heat transfer without reaching scalding temperatures associated with other types of heaters. This makes them a more practical option, especially in homes with children or pets.

Is Lasko ceramic tower heater safe for birds?

A: From Lasko’s FAQ: “We understand that birds are more sensitive than other animals and to our knowledge, Teflon is not found in our products. However, there could be other compounds found in the product that could potentially be harmful to birds. Therefore, we do not recommend the use of our products around birds.”

How safe is ceramic space heater?

Ceramic heaters have electricity pass through ceramic instead of an exposed heating element. The ceramic element gets hot quickly inside the heater, but the exterior plastic casing stays cool. This is great news for families with children and pets who may touch the space heater out of curiosity.

What is the best heater for an aviary?

If you have an electricity supply in the aviary, a powerful bulb or two (120 watts is good) or a ceramic heat lamp (up to 250 watts) will do the job. These will need heat-proof covers to prevent the birds burning themselves.