Heat panels

by Mary
(Grass Valley, California)

My house is chilly. I attached an avitec heat panel to my African grey's cage yesterday, but she is afraid of it and won't go near it. I cover her cage at night and noticed this morning that her cage was warmer than room temp, but she was perched on the opposite side of cage. Does anyone know of a way to help her become accustomed to it sooner?

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Dec 13, 2013
Heat panel
by: Anonymous

Linda, thanks for your response. The panel I have has no thermostat and maintains a constant temperature - never too hot to touch. The idea is that the bird can move close to it or away. I knew it would take time for her to get used to it. This morning she was trying to reach it through the bars! So apparently the worst is already over........

Mary

Dec 13, 2013
Heat panels
by: Linda

Parrots are afraid of anything new in or close to their cage, so time will take care of her fear. Make sure the panel is set for no more than 70-75 degrees F because it is just as bad to be too hot as too cold. Any change in temperature 10 degrees or more up or down can make a bird sick.

Thanks for writing,
Linda

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