How Do I Keep My Bird Cage Warm In The Winter?

Karen Phillips asks


I have a 28-year old B & G (blue and gold macaw).


We have had her for 18 years.


She has been bare-chested most of her life.

Her big perch is in the family room, which is quite large with a cathedral ceiling.

It is hard to keep her warm.


I have used an older space heater.


When I purchased it I had contacted the manufacturer (Lasko) to make sure it had no coatings on it.


It has gone kaput, and I need to get something else.


After reading numerous sites, I would not buy one of these again.


I understand the oil-filled heaters are the safest around birds.


Oil filled heater at Walmart


Is there anything else you could recommend?


I looked on your website and saw you have a heat lamp that doesn’t put out the light.


I would like that option but not sure how I could place it above her perch as it is quite tall.


Hi Karen​

Check Out Our Selection Of Bird Cage Warmers

​We have several oil-filled heaters – they are efficient and we always cover the heater with the nite time cover providing a “circle of warmth”.

​It’s best to place the units on one end of the birdcage so the bird has a choice to move away from the heat source.

oil filled electric heater next to bird cage with ringneck inside

​Remember if you are comfortable, your bird is comfortable, if you are cold so is your bird. 

​We keep thermometers next to (opposite of the heater) birdcage for easy temperature monitoring.


Birdcage heater alternatives.​




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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