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do any of you guys have any recommendations for safe heat lamps, will be running it overnight, my bird is sick and my room temp reaches 17C at night, I dont want him to use any energy at night to keep himself warm.

I will be using this while also covering the cage with a blanket so thats a clear fire hazard, what can I do to avoid that?

thanks in advance!
 

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something like this? looks safe from the inside I think. I will be sure to watch him throughly.
I can also cover the inside with cardboard if it turns out like the same fabric used for the opening, pretty sure it is but ill still cover it.
 

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I use a heated perch and a space heater. All my birds have a heated perch at all times. And I’ll add the space heater if it’s cold.
 

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A Ceramic Heat Emitter in a ceramic socket lamp is a cheap and easy solution, provided you can keep your bird away from it as the bulb and housing will be very hot
 

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I second the ceramic heat emitter. I had one for Chirp after he got sick, and it helped him a lot (so he didn't have to use as much energy to stay warm)
 

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A Ceramic Heat Emitter in a ceramic socket lamp is a cheap and easy solution, provided you can keep your bird away from it as the bulb and housing will be very hot
I second the ceramic heat emitter. I had one for Chirp after he got sick, and it helped him a lot (so he didn't have to use as much energy to stay warm)
im not sure where I can put the lamp, could I put it on the other Side of the cage? facing the wires of the cage, is that a hazard? could it burn the cage? the cage has plastic supporting structures on each corner, surely that's not safe right? I'm not sure what I can do in the meantime. thank you for the help tho!
 

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I just set mine on top- the heat only stays in a small area, so the bird needs to be able to get under it. Just make sure you get the right socket for the bulb wattage- and one with a ceramic socket is ideal (@Mizzely told me why ages ago but now I can't remember! )
 

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I just set mine on top- the heat only stays in a small area, so the bird needs to be able to get under it. Just make sure you get the right socket for the bulb wattage- and one with a ceramic socket is ideal (@Mizzely told me why ages ago but now I can't remember! )
Fire hazard otherwise :)
 

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are these good?

they say its safe for birds, and it is ceramic.

im also not sure if i can use a bulb other than the one in the picture(for the socket)
 

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You would not be able to put that bulb into that lamp safely
 

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Because we're talking specifically about a heat lamp you'd need to choose a light fixture with a ceramic lampholder. It would also need to be strong enough and secure enough to carry the weight of the lamp.
 
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You would not be able to put that bulb into that lamp safely
Because we're talking specifically about a heat lamp you'd need to choose a light fixture with a ceramic lampholder. It would also need to be strong enough and secure enough to carry the weight of the lamp.
sorry this is my first time getting something like this so i have no clue on what to do.
is this it? https://www.carrefouruae.com/mafuae...eTZVwXjTLAsIraA4LJoYZVLj4TcdBfaRoCyywQAvD_BwE
and im guessing E27 stands for the size?

if it isnt this one, then what should i be looking for?
 

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Just make sure the wattage matches
 
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I can send you links for the CHE bulb and fixture I use if what you chose doesnt work out
 
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