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Blue Moon Light

Okay somewhere on some group or forum, maybe even here,lol i read about birds acting out when the moon is full, or at least this is how i understood it.
So my next question is has anyone heard of adding a blue light to your bird room for nighttime for the birds. I have a friend that is starting this with her babies and just want to make sure its okay. Don't want to start new problems here.
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I imagine it would be like more of a night light and provide a more natural atmosphere. By all means go for it, I can't see why it would be a problem
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Had to have a night light near my tiel's cage because she use to fall off her perch in a completely dark room. Scaring herself and me I'd have to get out of bed to calm her down. One time she broke a blood feather, blood all over in the short time it took me to get to her. A night light stopped all that.

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Yes, the moonlight bulbs for birds can be very helpful for birds that suffer night fright. Featherbrite makes one of these bulbs. It is a soft blue light.

Please do not use a regular night light as these can be too bright and mess up your bird's "internal clock." If they get too much light, many female parrots will start egg laying and you don't want that unless you are a breeder of course.


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Yes, the moonlight bulbs for birds can be very helpful for birds that suffer night fright. Featherbrite makes one of these bulbs. It is a soft blue light.

Please do not use a regular night light as these can be too bright and mess up your bird's "internal clock." If they get too much light, many female parrots will start egg laying and you don't want that unless you are a breeder of course.
I was planning on using a regular clip on bed side lamp with a regular blue bulb.
You are saying this is not a good idea?
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I think it would be okay providing that you didn't have it directly over the cage perhaps? And even then, it wouldn't be the right lighting to make them nesty
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I was planning on using a regular clip on bed side lamp with a regular blue bulb.
You are saying this is not a good idea?
I am not sure Carol. I'd have to do more research on the kind of blue bulb you are using. I trust the Featherbrite company and the research/testing they do in developing their lighting products for birds. I don't know enough about the various wavelengths of light that different kinds of blue bulbs might provide, and whether some are superior to others.

You can always try your new set up and see how your bird reacts to it.


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I am not sure Carol. I'd have to do more research on the kind of blue bulb you are using. I trust the Featherbrite company and the research/testing they do in developing their lighting products for birds. I don't know enough about the various wavelengths of light that different kinds of blue bulbs might provide, and whether some are superior to others.

You can always try your new set up and see how your bird reacts to it.
Thanks i think you sold me on the feather brite light why take chances and start a new problem. I am always struggling with lights and lighting. When will one learn there is not easy way or cheaper way when you have birds,lol
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