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PSA re: Heated Perches

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Old 11-12-2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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PSA re: Heated Perches

Hi Everyone,

I was doing some reading on another forum today and one of the threads was about the Thermo Perches that we have been discussing over here on TP lately.

One of the posters stated that she personally knew someone whose bird's feet had been badly burned when the perch overheated as the result of a power surge.

This possibility had never even occurred to me. And yes, it was the Thermo Perch brand and not one of it's substandard competitors.

The moral of the story is that if you have one of these for your fid, you may want to ensure that it's plugged into a surge protector and not directly into the wall. I know I will.
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Very good information indeed.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for that bit of info. I've considered getting a thermo perch, but wouldn't have thought of getting a surge protector.
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Thanks for sharing this information! I've not experienced or read anything negative about Thermo Perches so this is good to know.
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I've got both of my Thermo Perches plugged into a surge surpressor. I've had them in Libby and Angelina's cages for 3 or 4 days now. I can put them on the perches and they'll sit there for a few seconds, but that's it. I'll just leave everything in place and give them more time. It's got to feel good to them at some point!
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:13 AM   #6
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I got the thermo perch I ordered and had to send it back. Even the small one was too big for my little guy. After reading that PSA, I'm glad I did. I found out the hard way last year with my television during a snow storm that surge protecters don't always work. I think I'll just invest in a heated panel that he won't come into direct contact with.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:42 PM   #7
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I wonder why they even exist, naturally the perches would be the temperature of the room they are in. I guess if the bird was kept outside like in an aviary this may be good but one kept indoors should have no need for this.

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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
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I got the thermo perch I ordered and had to send it back. Even the small one was too big for my little guy. After reading that PSA, I'm glad I did. I found out the hard way last year with my television during a snow storm that surge protecters don't always work. I think I'll just invest in a heated panel that he won't come into direct contact with.
Where are these sold?
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Hi Everyone,

I was doing some reading on another forum today and one of the threads was about the Thermo Perches that we have been discussing over here on TP lately.

One of the posters stated that she personally knew someone whose bird's feet had been badly burned when the perch overheated as the result of a power surge.

This possibility had never even occurred to me. And yes, it was the Thermo Perch brand and not one of it's substandard competitors.

The moral of the story is that if you have one of these for your fid, you may want to ensure that it's plugged into a surge protector and not directly into the wall. I know I will.
Hi all,

Hey if they are not UL tested don't use them on your bird! There is a reason they are not UL, and that means UL will not put their name on it, so therefore it is not safe.

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