Sand Thermo-Perch

  • Sandy coating keeps bird feet and nails healthy

  • Protect exotic birds from the harmful effects of air conditioning and cold drafts

  • Thermostatically controlled to an optimum body temperature

  • Made of sturdy scratch and bite resistant non-toxic plastic

  • Uses harmless, 12-volt, low voltage electricity to heat the perch

  • Safe, consistent source of warmth, stabilizes the bird's environment

  • Reduces avian stress

  • Attaches easily to wire cages

  • Irregular shape reduces foot cramping and pressure sores

  • Available in three sizes

  • 1 year warranty

  • Patented




Similar to our patented Thermo-Perch™ that helps protect your exotic birds from the harmful effects of air conditioning and cold drafts, our Sand Thermo-Perch™ takes safety and comfort one step further. We permanently sand the original Thermo-Perch™ to help aid in trimming of nails and beaks. The sand also provides a nice easy-grip surface. Low voltage UL Listed power supply. One year limited warranty.

Patent #6,866,007

Key Specifications
  • Thermostatically Controlled: Yes
  • Cord Length: 6.5 ft.
  • Material: Plastic, sand coating
  • Safety Listing: MET
  • 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
  • Small – 5 watts
  • Medium – 6 watts
  • Large – 10 watts


Additional Info

Item #
  • Small – 9110
  • Medium – 9111
  • Large – 9112
Printable UPC No
Unit UPC
  • 9110 – Small – 655199091102
  • 9111 – Medium – 655199091119
  • 9112 – Large – 655199091126
Case UPC
  • 9110 – Small – 655199191109
  • 9111 – Medium – 655199191116
  • 9112 – Large – 655199191123
Cord Length 6.5 ft. (3.25 ft. steel-wrapped)
  • Small – 5 watts
  • Medium – 6 watts
  • Large – 10 watts
Safety Listing MET
  • 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.
Shipping Package Stock Box
Shipping Package Dimensions
  • Small – 18" x 6" x 6"
  • Medium – 18" x 6" x 6"
  • Large – 28" x 6" x 6"
Case Pack Qty 6
Case Pack Dimensions
  • Small – 19.5" x 18" x 7"
  • Medium – 19.5" x 19.5" x 7"
  • Large – 21.5" x 19.5" x 7.5"
Case Pack Weight
  • Small – 13 lbs.
  • Medium – 14 lbs.
  • Large – 16 lbs.
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

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.

How long is the cord?

The cord is 6.5 feet long.

General Questions about Indoor Heated Products

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.