Sand Thermo-Perch

  • Sandy coating keeps bird feet and nails healthy

  • Counters the effects of cold drafts & air conditioning that can harm exotic birds

  • Controlled thermostatically to help maintain ideal body temperature

  • Contructed tough plastic which is non-toxic & bite/scratch resistant

  • Heats perch with harmless, 12 volt electricity

  • Provides stable environment for birds with its consistent, safe source of warmth

  • Lowers avian stress

  • Simple attachment to wire cages

  • Unique shape reduces pressure sores and foot cramping

  • Choose from 3 sizes

  • Warranty: 1 year

  • Patented

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $69.99

Special Price $34.34

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We took the popular design of our Thermo-Perch™ and added a sandy texture to create the Sand Thermo-Perch™. This unique heated bird perch provides added grip and helps trim a bird's beak and nails.

Like the original Thermo-Perch™, this product helps exotic birds stay warm and avoid the negative health effects caused by drafty homes and air conditioning.

The K&H Sand Thermo-Perch™ includes the 12 volt Perch Adapter power supply and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

Patent #6,866,007


Additional Info

Item #
  • Small – 9110
  • Medium – 9111
  • Large – 9112
Unit UPC
  • 9110 – Small – 655199091102
  • 9111 – Medium – 655199091119
  • 9112 – Large – 655199091126
  • 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
Item Weight
  • Small – 2.2 lbs.
  • Medium – 2.3 lbs.
  • Large – 2.7 lbs.
  • Small – 5 watts
  • Medium – 6 watts
  • Large – 10 watts
Cord Length 6.5 ft.
Safety Listing MET
Warranty 1 Year


Care & Instructions

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Cleaning Instructions

The Thermo-Perch may be cleaned with a damp cloth or paper towel. DO NOT immerse in water.

If disinfecting is required, lightly mist the Thermo-Perch with disinfecting solution and wipe dry. Take care not to mist the area where the cord enters the perch.


The Thermo-Perch is not intended to be the only perch in a cage. Your bird will choose when it needs warmth, and there should always be at least one other non-heated perch to use.

Testing Your Sand Thermo-Perch

You can test the Thermo-Perch by placing it between two pillows for about 20 minutes. Then feel the perch. It should be warm, not hot.

Product Q&A

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Product-Specific Questions

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.

I see the electric cord has a spaced wire wrap around it. Is there a hard plastic conduit under the wire yet covering the cord or does the wire wrap cover only the electric cord?

There is not a hard plastic conduit covering the cord. If you are concerned about your birds biting through the electric cord while outside the cage, we recommend running it through PVC pipe for added protection.

Do you sell a replacement power adapter for the Thermo-Perch?

Yes, our Perch Adapter fits either Thermo-Perch model as well as the Snuggle Up Bird Warmer.

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.

General Questions about Indoor Heated Products

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.

Temporary use of a UL listed cord is fine, but consult your electrician for the proper cord for your application. For more information on MET safety testing, please visit their website at

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

Is there an off/on switch?

There is not an off/on switch. The perch is always on when plugged in.


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