Sprinting down the street
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OK, So my 38 year old TAG has pretty severe arthritis on one of his feet. As a result his grip is not the best. I have adapted his cage and he sleeps in two places. Often at night he sleeps on his wide vet wrapped perch but during the day he often takes naps on the bottom of his cage (we call them flop naps). Due to his age he takes frequent naps. I have ordered a heater for his cage which attaches to the bars of the cage. I cannot decide whether to put it close to his wide perch (or his platform perch which is close to his wide perch) or to put it close to the bottom of the cage. One one hand, floor level makes sense since he spends most of his time playing on the floor (it's easier for his feet), where he has lots of toys, and low perches and places to find forage and where he naps during the day but he does tend to go to his wrapped perch at night and that is when I think he needs it the most. I will say that we keep the house at 74 degrees and his cage does not seem to have any kind of drafts. I have never used a heater with him but the vet said that it might make his arthritis a bit more comfortable since he is getting up there in years. So should I hang it high. or hang it low?