Which will keep a bird warmer–the Snuggle Up Bird Warmer or the Thermo-Perch?
These items serve two separate functions. The Thermo-Perch is meant to be sat on and keep a bird's feet warm. The Snuggle Up Bird Warmer is meant to be stood next to and the bird can snuggle up to it whenever he or she chooses. The Snuggle Up Bird Warmer offers a warm place to hang out, while the perch can be slept on or sat on.
Is the temperature of the Thermo-Perch adjustable?
While not adjustable, the temperature of the Thermo-Perch varies from one end to the other. This allows birds to choose an area that feels comfortable to them.
Is it ok to apply a single layer of medical sticking plaster such as elastoplast to the heated perch for added grip?
Our perches are designed to be used as they are and it is not safe to wrap material around them. The plastic has a textured faux woodgrain pattern that gives the Thermo-Perch added grip. With the regular Thermo-Perch, generally there is an adjustment period, especially with small birds. They may fall off a few times at first, but they learn to use the grooves in the perch in a short period of time.
My new Thermo-Perch feels rather hot. Is this normal?
When the Thermo-Perch is first plugged in, it will get warmer than normal. The thermostat will regulate itself and cool down to a normal temperature within an hour or two. The temperature along the perch will range anywhere from approximately 99°F to 108°F. The end closest to the cage will feel warmer than the other end.
Also, many people believe the perches are too warm because they don’t realize birds have a normal body temperature of 106°F and need more heat than humans who have a body temperature of 98.6°F.
I have a (insert name of bird species). What size would you recommend?
We recommend measuring your cage to determine which of the following sizes would be most appropriate for your situation.
- Small – 10.5" L x 1" W x 1" H
- Medium – 13" L x 1.25" W x 1.25" H
- Large – 14.5" L x 2" W x 2" H
Can the Thermo-Perch be used outside?
If you make sure the product is protected from the weather, you could use it outside.
How long is the cord?
The cord is 6.5 feet long.
Can I use an extension cord with this product?
MET requires that all manufacturers put the extension cord statement “Do not use with extension cord” on every item that is MET listed by UL 499 standards. This is because they cannot test every extension cord on the market in conjunction with our products for safety. Also, MET suggests that an extension cord is not recommended as a permanent fixture and should only be a temporary solution when using any electrical product.
For more information on MET safety testing, please visit their website at www.metlabs.com.
How long can a heated product be plugged in?
MET Safety Laboratories suggests unplugging the bed if you leave your home on an extended vacation, as they do with any electrical appliance. Otherwise, it is designed for 24/7 operation and you can leave it plugged in all day. This item has been certified by MET labs to adhere to strict electrical safety standards. For more information, please visit www.metlabs.com.
Is there an off/on switch?
There is not an off/on switch. The perch is always on when plugged in.