cockatiel's and heaters?

by emma
(st albans)

As it is getting colder outside i was wondering if i would be able to use my fire heater, i haven't ever used it when iv'e had my cockatiel and i am worried that the fumes from it will harm her, or it will become too hot for her!
is it safe to use the heater?

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Jul 25, 2009
don't forget the fluff
by: Anonymous

A build up of bird fluff near a heater could also cause a fire...

Nov 06, 2008
Some electrics heater can kill
by: Bob

Most NEW heaters especially ceramic heaters have a thin coating on them that takes several weeks to 'burn off' this will kill companion birds, I have seen it in the past and it is a shame every time.

Good question. and yes and any fire using petrolium will also kill your friend.

Nov 06, 2008
Heater fumes and birds
by: Tracie

Hello Emma,

If you have fumes from your heater, then "yes" it is not safe. It is best to use electric heaters around birds.

Birds can live with the cold, they just should not have drafts or sudden changes in temperature. Their down feathers keep them warm.

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