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Old 03-06-2017, 12:34 PM
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Default General bird health hazard question

Does anyone here safely use Lasko or other brand space heaters? Where I am currently living I am experiencing some cooler temps indoors (nothing dangerous) and wanted to get something to warm up a bit. But I've heard that heaters can have teflon or related coatings within their system. Does anyone else here know of a "bird safe" heater that you or someone you know has had luck with? I'd very much appreciate some ideas. Thank you!!


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Hello,
I agree that they are dangerous. What I do for our 5 month old Ava, is I put a warm blanket over her cage but leave the front open so she doesn't think its bed time. We have our heat on but our rental is drafty and old. I also got a thermometer from Petco that you place on their cage to monitor which helps me since I keep her at 70 degrees since 68 for her she fluffs up.
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Yes, most all appliances can contain Teflon, and if fumes containing the Teflon are produced by the appliance they can be quickly fatal to birds.

In general with any small appliances like space heaters, irons, hair dryers, etc. you need to investigate each individual appliance model, you cannot go by a brand name to know whether or not an appliance is bird-safe. Some manuals and boxes say things like "Green", "PTFE Free", "PFOA Free", "No PFC's", etc., but the best way to verify whether or not an appliance is bird-safe is to call the manufacturer and ask them.

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Ceramic heaters and oil-filled heaters are supposed to be bird-safe in terms of fumes. You'll need to research them to find out things like how much risk there is of burning yourself if you touch it.
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I would recommend an oil heater, they are bird and fire safe and they are cheap to run
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You are right to inquire as teflon can be dangerous https://www.vetary.com/bird/conditio...lene-toxicosis

We put our bird in a sunny window, the cage warms up well and then a blanket over top before the room cools down too much - and also we move the cage away from the window for the evening.
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I have a DeLonghi oil column heater (I think it's called?) and it's very bird safe. I know a few other members here have that one as well. Would definitely recommend.
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