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PSA re: Heated Perches

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Old 03-14-2012, 07:12 PM   #11
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You know I'm not impressed by surge protectors. I still use them but every time something has gone wrong no surge protector has functioned to save the situation. I had one on my aquarium and an issue with the filter led to dripping on the surge protector. It was still running despite being black and everything plugged in was black. The only thing that stopped a fire was the fact everything including the carpet was soaked. I had 3 space heaters fried by poor wiring on an old house all plugged in to surge protectors that never tripped.

I've had tons of situations that could or should have resulted in problems or damaged the item plugged in without even the expensive surge protectors flipping. I would personally not rely on one and set up the situation so that it's as unlikely as possible to go wrong without one and then plug one in. I mostly just use them as extension cords and to plug in lots of items than as protection.
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Old 12-10-2014, 09:23 AM   #12
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Oh, wow. That could be very dangerous. Some of my larger birds have thermo perches, and the rest of them, including parrotlets, have, oh, what would you call it? Well, we call it a warm thing. It is a little flat thing we attach to the bars of the cage (same brand as Thermo-Perch) and they can snuggle up to it. Merlin especially loves his. If I can figure out getting pictures up I could take one of them, because I really don't know how to explain it. My parrotlets like theirs, but sometimes Gumdrop will be aggressive at it.

Does anyone know if those could burn too?
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:27 PM   #13
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My little parrotlets love the thermo perch. I place a clean linen cloth over it everyday to diffuse any spots that are too warm. My birds use them ALL the time. They also add heat to the cage in the winter at night to add comfort. I would do anything to help my babies feel better

Great tip! I will be doing this!! Thank you!
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:32 AM   #14
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I e never thought of it overheating ,thank you.
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Our parrotlet loves his. It can get a bit chilly in the house in winter, and this seemed like a more economical solution than heating the entire place for one small bird while we were out all day.

The small one is still quite large and hard to grip - at first Thorin was slipping off it all the time. He got a lot better (and the balancing beam act was - and still is - entertaining to watch!). We ended up tying some garden twine around the end of it to give him some purchase when jumping on. That helped quite a lot and now he sits on it for hours.

I'm interested: would a bird not jump down if the perch became too hot? Also, I'd have thought a power surge would be too short-lived to raise the temperature and maintain it.
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Old 03-31-2017, 10:16 PM   #16
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I have a Thermo Perch for my two budgies. Never had a problem. My breeder suggested it. Said the best way to keep them warm was through their feet. They don't use it a lot, but it's nice to know it's there for them if they get cold. The diameter is rather large, but they can grip the last 1/3 to 1/2 of it well, as it tapers towards the end. I will definitely use one with my Parrotlet. I'd like to combine it with one of the Snuggle Up Bird Warmers, in the winter.
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I got one of the bird warmers that's like a plate and none of my birds would sit close enough for it to warm them. The perch sounds like a good idea though be never seen one. What material is it?
Our house is very regulated as far as temperature so I don't know, but I guess they might still like it.
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I bought the Thermo Perch for my Freddie. It has a sand-paper type of covering adhered over the plastic perch. Freddie liked it - except he chewed off all of the sand-paper material. The company sent me a new one. If he chews this one apart, I'm getting the heated plate instead and will replace the Thermo Perch with a concrete perch so his toenails stay trimmed.
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I bought the Thermo Perch for my Freddie. It has a sand-paper type of covering adhered over the plastic perch. Freddie liked it - except he chewed off all of the sand-paper material. The company sent me a new one. If he chews this one apart, I'm getting the heated plate instead and will replace the Thermo Perch with a concrete perch so his toenails stay trimmed.
If he is chewing the covering then I would refrain from using this product. Too much possibility of crop issues.
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Good information, although I never had an issue with my Thermo Perch. I will plug it into a surge protector, to be safe, however.

As long as it's not the only perch in the cage, or the only "high-up" perch, I would think a bird would have the sense to get off it, if it's getting too warm.

But maybe I am overestimating them!

I used to clip some millet near the perch so that the budgies had to stand on it to reach the millet. Good way to let them know it was available and warm.

If you turn the perch so that the narrower side of the perch is under the birds' feet (assuming your cage bars allow), I found it was not too large, even for budgies.
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