Can I Use An Extension Cord With My Bird Cage Lighting?

Hi Beverly

I hope these images will help in understanding that an extension cord can easily be used for birdcage lighting.

extension cord on top of birdcage


Extension cord begins on shelf over bird cage

I like to keep wires “wrapped” with cable ties for safety and the visual.

Extension cord extends to base of bird cage.

Note “looseness” ensuring easy movement of the cage.

Extenstion cord plugs into power strip.

The two timers are on one extesion cord.

Note tape around timer preventing it from getting pulled out when moving the birdcage for cleaning.

We have 2 thermo perches for the 10 budgies residing in this aviary.

Electrical tape and or cable ties are used for keeping wires and connections tight allowing wide cage movement for cleaning.

The grey plug is for an oil-filled heater.

We re-located the grey plug to its own outlet reducing  stress on the powerstrip – for safety.

Oil filled heaters are the ideal “bird-safe heater helping to heat the cage not the entire home.

We alway put a heater on one side of the cage giving the birds a choice to move close or away from the heat source.

written by Mitch Rezman
CMO Windy City Parrot

Mitch Rezman

He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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