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Sweeterheater or ceramic heat lamp?

AW2023

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I've been trying to find something to keep my 16 year old princess parrot warmer during the winter, as she is dealing with health issues. I bought her a K&H snuggle up heater a month ago, but she still won't go near it.
I've been reading all the threads on here about heat, but I'm admittedly pretty overwhelmed at this point, and very unsure of what to do.
What do you guys use? Would you mind posting pictures of your heating setup?
 

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I've had my sweeter heater for over 20 years now! Some of the elements must be burned out now , as not as much heat as originally thdt lasted until just very recently! So now I just hang it right on the back of the cage. Before I had to set back about 6 inches from cage attached to a pole .
I definitely swear by mine , and I will never be with out!
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I've had my sweeter heater for over 20 years now! Some of the elements must be burned out now , as not as much heat as originally thdt lasted until just very recently! So now I just hang it right on the back of the cage. Before I had to set back about 6 inches from cage attached to a pole .
I definitely swear by mine , and I will never be with out!
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How big is yours? And how did you attach it to a pole? (I'm not very imaginative when it comes to these things haha)
 

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11,x7 inches I think ..
Zip ties !
The smallest size they have is more than enough. So they can sit by or move away
 

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Sweeter heater is far safer than a ceramic heating element, from a bird perspective as well as from a household fire point of view!

I have basically the same thing as a Sweeter Heater; marketed for chickens. It's basically sitting on a bar with the feet, and I use zip ties and bolts to keep it in place.

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she still won't go near it
Whatever you decide on, position it in such a way that she can still exercise her own choice to moderate how warm she is.

An advantage of radiant heat panels is they use much less energy than space heaters since they warm objects (our birds, us, etc) not the space itself.

An 11"x11" radiant panel uses 32 watts, whereas a space heater typically uses 1500.

Also, if you don't already have one, place a thermometer near Tatu's (?) habitat so you can monitor temps.
 

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Just an update that I got a 11x11" sweeter heater, and my princess of wales parakeet is absolutely loving it. She sits on her perch next to it and basically melts into a puddle of floofyness. She's even changed her sleeping spot to be right next to the heater.
Thanks for all the info everyone! I'm really glad I bought one, and am going to look into getting additional units for my other birds.
 

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We use a ceramic heater in a old sewing lamp that's adjustable far enough away from the gage and Dobby that he can't touch it and nothing can catch fire.
The other birds have the little square clamp to cage heaters and they love them.
 
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