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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question about Full Spectrum Lighting

I need a full spectrum light for a pair of my birds but am a little confused.. I saw one bird light that had ".5%" UVB and another that had "5.0%" UVB. I also found a reptile light that has 5.0% UVB and was wondering if i could just get that..but I also read that 5.0 is too much UVB for birds. anyone know about this? Thanks!
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I'm pretty sure that 5.0% is suitable. I've seen most bird lamps with that much

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great. thanks
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5 is definitely suitable, and I know that many even recommend between 5.5 and 5.7 for birds. For smaller parrots, I really like the cage top Featherbrite Capitol lights. I also like the Zoomed Avian lamp and notice my birds tend to gravitate toward it the most.

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I have 3 of the Featherbrite cage top lights and really like them. When I let my Parrotlet, Angelina, out of her cage, she scrambles up to the top of the cage and stands under the light!

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