If you live in a part of the country where you do not get much sunlight or the sun's rays are not as intense as in Southern parts of the country, you have been probably tempted to use regular fluorescent lights for your bird's lighting. This might be a bad idea because normal indoor lighting does not have the full spectrum of light rays needed for optimal bird health.
Birds require two types of light, ultraviolet A rays and ultraviolet B rays. UVA rays are needed by your pets to see where they are, where their food is and to generally illuminate their location. If you are in a part of U.S. where it gets dark quickly, your birds would appreciate this type of light. However, they also require ultraviolet B lights because they stimulate vitamin D3 production. Vitamin D3 is needed for bone formation and general bone health. Taken together, birds require specially-designed lamps to meet their health needs.
Thankfully Zoo Med Aviansun Deluxe Floor Lamp from Pet Store is a full-spectrum lamp that takes care of your bird's lighting needs. This floor lamp is specifically built to be used with small fluorescent lamps that range up to 26 watts. Make sure to get the correct lamp for this floor lamp. With the Zoo Med Aviansun Deluxe Floor Lamp, you would be sure that your birds will get the proper illumination regardless what season it is and where you are in the country.
- Bring the Sun indoors!
- Weighted base for stability
- Six points of adjustment
- Built-in reflector
Zoo Med AvianSun Deluxe Floor Lamp
The AvianSun Deluxe Floor Lamp from Zoo Med allows you to provide your birds with true full spectrum light, including UVB and UVA, just like they get in nature! Horizontal lamp arrangement increases light output compared to standard dome fixtures when using compact fluorescent lamps. This floor lamp is designed for use with compact fluorescent lamps up to 26 Watts, such as Zoo Med’s AvianSun 5.0 UVB Compact Fluorescent Lamp. This unique lighting arrangement provides birds with safe levels of beneficial UVB and UVA for physical and psychological health. UVB enables birds to synthesize Vitamin D3 for proper calcium metabolism, which is necessary for normal growth, maintenance of strong bones, and egg production. UVA is visible to birds, enabling them to recognize mates, locate food, and identify different species. Without UVA, birds are essentially colorblind! The floor lamp is fully adjustable and includes weighted base for stability, on/off switch for greater convenience, and a built-in reflector for maximum light and UV output. Bulb not included.