Infrared is the way the sun heats the earth and everything on it. It's
clean, energy efficient and the most effective way to provide
supplemental heating for animals.
Since infrared heats objects and not the air, it will provide comfort
for your bird without being influenced by the temperature of the room.
This is particularly important for air conditioned rooms in the Summer or rooms that
must be kept cooler during Winter to save energy.
Infrared can create a "comfort zone"
that your bird can move into, and out of, in accordance with his need
for heat. In contrast, forced air heat is a wasteful "all-or-nothing"
proposition and much of the heated air rises up at the ceiling where it
does no good. The economy of infrared becomes clear when you consider
the cost of raising the temperature of your home with forced air heat as
compared to using infrared devices that consume only as much energy as a
Supplemental heat can be very important for baby birds, plucked birds,
and birds that are ill or stressed. Support in the form of heat can
often mean faster recovery for a sick or stressed bird. Laying birds
also have extra heat requirements and can suffer from egg-binding and
other ailments when temperatures are too low.