Hi,
I have a huge cage (several humans can get in it) with 2 Sun-Conures.

It is WInter here and I think they are a bit cold.

How do you warm cages that are outdoors?
I though to take a car lamp (24v) and to put it in a small wooden protection house that they can stand in, there will be a metal that will absorb the heat form the lamp so they can't touch the lamp directly and it won't produce light (so they could sleep). If you have better ideas, i'd like to hear them.
Hi, I have a huge cage (several humans can get in it) with 2 Sun-Conures. It is WInter here and ... directly and it won't produce light (so they could sleep). If you have better ideas, i'd like to hear them.

Look into ceramic heater elements (used for reptiles). Or, you might consider the Enerjoy radiant heat panels.

Mark Chandler
Superior, CO
http://www.MileHighSkates.com
Hi, I have a huge cage (several humans can get in it) with 2 Sun-Conures. It is WInter here and ... directly and it won't produce light (so they could sleep). If you have better ideas, i'd like to hear them.

Why do you think they are cold? and why do you think the cage size has anything to do with it?
A bird cage the size of a breadbox and a bird cage that fills 1/2 of the room will both have the same air temp because bird cages do not trap air. Secondly, unless you are walking around your house in a parka and mittens to keep warm, the birds are perfectably comfortable with the temperature.

ZQ
How do you warm cages that are outdoors?

Put a heat lamp (spot light with hi IR output) out there, where they perch and sit under it, when they are cold.
If you use a heat lamp, ensure that it is not Teflon coated. I know others on this list "poo-poo" the idea of Teflon being toxic, but, are you willing to risk your birds on someone else's say so? I would also wager that if something happened, they would not contribute to the cost of replacing your birds.
Hi, I have a huge cage (several humans can get ... If you have better ideas, i'd like to hear them.

Why do you think they are cold? and why do you think the cage size has anything to do with ... walking around your house in a parka and mittens to keep warm, the birds are perfectably comfortable with the temperature.

Really? My AG has no problem with temperatures in the 30s and maybe even a bit lower. Birds can adapt to temperature changes very readily as their feathers provide excellent insulation.
Hi, I have a huge cage (several humans can get ... If you have better ideas, i'd like to hear them.

Why do you think they are cold? and why do you think the cage size has anything to do with ... around your house in a parka and mittens to keep warm, the birds are perfectably comfortable with the temperature. ZQ

nevermind.