Well, if I had thought about it at the time, I would have refused allowing my son to have the cockatiel. But it was summertime, and, well, it just didn't cross my mind that the poor little thing might get cold in my woodheated home. The first night it got pretty chilly, I decided that one of the phrases we wanted to teach the poor bird was "I'm a TROPICAL bird!" lol .... he hasn't picked it up yet, but we keep trying .... cause I obviously need the reminder! lol. Anyhow, what I would like to know, is if there is anyone else who keeps indoor birds in a cage and heats with woodheat and what they might be doing to improve the quality of life of the poor bird. I am thinking to make a fairly heavy cover for the cage out of cotton fabric. I am thinking that will keep any breezes off (I have a ceiling fan in almost every room, and this bird lets you know when he's too close to it! lol). But will covering the cage actually help in keeping him warm when it is cold outside and we are out for the day or maybe overnight? I know in a chicken coop, that it is a combination of the heat from the manure on the floor and a roof that keeps the heat in .... I'm just not sure if one small bird in a clean cage would produce enough body heat to actually be of any benefit. I also have a small electric blanket (throw size) .... I'm just not sure if that is a good idea either. I appreciate any advice given. Woodsmokeinherhair!