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So, even though we keep the house heated comfortably, my bedroom where the birds are at still gets pretty cool. I want to be sure my little ones don't get too cold over the winter! I thought of getting a small space heater, but I also have a dog and would be afraid of her getting too close and possibly burning herself or knocking it over, causing a myriad of ensuing disasters.

What about ceramic heat bulbs used for reptiles? If kept at a safe and proper distance, could these safely be used for pet birds?
How do you keep your bird(s) warm over the colder winter months?

http://www.exo-terra.com/en/products/ceramic_heater.php
 

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I remember reading somewhere that using reptile bulbs wasn't a good idea but I don't remember where or why......

I just bought one of these for a gift for someone: http://www.mysafebirdstore.com/product.cgi?group=4836&product=25479
I second that. I also remember reading somewhere that reptile bulbs should NOT be used for birds. It will damage their eyes or something, to say the very least! If you want to get a bulb, make sure it specifically says "avian lightbulb". But that bird heater in sunnysmom's post looks really cool! I didn't even know that have something like that now! I'm impressed. :p Sunny doesn't need one now but it's good to know what is out there. :D
 

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I have two Delonghi Radiator Heaters. One for the bird room and one for our bedroom. They work great and are safe, after you burn off all the coating. I do this by putting the heater outside or in the garage and turning the heat up all the way for 12 hours.

I have used reptile heat bulbs for my ill birds in the past. The red ones seem to disturb their sleep, but the purple "black night" heat lamps are good. I think I got ExoTerra brand from Petco.

I'd honestly get the oil/radiator heater though. Lasts longer and heats a whole room.
 

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I have two Delonghi Radiator Heaters. One for the bird room and one for our bedroom. They work great and are safe, after you burn off all the coating. I do this by putting the heater outside or in the garage and turning the heat up all the way for 12 hours.

I have used reptile heat bulbs for my ill birds in the past. The red ones seem to disturb their sleep, but the purple "black night" heat lamps are good. I think I got ExoTerra brand from Petco.

I'd honestly get the oil/radiator heater though. Lasts longer and heats a whole room.
This this this this this. Make sure it's DeLonghi brand, and if you can't get that, then at least make sure you avoid Honeywell, which are prone to leaking and the cords melt and catch on fire. Here's the DeLonghi heater I have:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009PHFT6O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The newer model is cheaper, but the reviews aren't as good, and you really want a product you can trust, because if something goes wrong, it could be very bad news. I 1000% recommend the one I linked. So worth the money.
 

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I remember reading somewhere that using reptile bulbs wasn't a good idea but I don't remember where or why......

I just bought one of these for a gift for someone: http://www.mysafebirdstore.com/product.cgi?group=4836&product=25479
That looks cool! Has anyone ever had any issues with the bird chewing on it, at all?

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I know reptile UV bulbs and the like are not good for birds eyes because they can be way too intense and cause problems, and I also read something about burns as well from the lights being too intense?

But the bulb I linked is a ceramic heat emitter that doesn't emit light of any kind.
 

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If you go the bulb route, you only want a heat bulb. Not a combination one; you do not want any UV output. Reptile UV bulbs can seriously damage birds.

This is the bulb I have used successfully for multiple birds; if you're going to get a bulb then I would probably do this one as it is known to be safe: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001VGZ15G?vs=1

This is the Delonghi Heaters that I have:
In white: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000T...oil+heater&dpPl=1&dpID=41DId9GtDuL&ref=plSrch
In black: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002P...oil+heater&dpPl=1&dpID=41NWa0YlBHL&ref=plSrch
 
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