Lighting Fixtures - Talk Parrots Forums

Parrot Housing, Caging and Toys Discuss parrot housing, parrot cages, parrot toys including do-it-yourself toys and projects.
Thread Description: Setups for lighting

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-28-2014, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
 
Julie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Chicago,IL
Posts: 183
Thanks: 11
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Julie
Unhappy Lighting Fixtures

Hi Everyone,

I would like to take a survey and see what type of lighting fixtures everyone uses for their birds. We all know the importance of lighting.
I had purchased the dome shaped clip on type sold at the petshops. And they actually started on fire. Luckily I was home and saw the flame it scared the tar out of me. So Im asking everyone what type they use so I can try those.

Thanks ahead of time for sharing
Julie
Julie is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2014, 11:20 AM


 
KTyne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Edmonton
Posts: 3,259
Thanks: 22
Thanked 362 Times in 298 Posts
Rep Power: 24
               
When I had my birds I never used any type of lighting, but I do know some people on here do. I'll let them chime in.

I just suggest that you get lighting that is actually made for Parrots and is good quality and safe. Sounds like the lamp you got was cheap and maybe you had the wrong type of bulb in it? Those dome lamps usually have a max wattage that they can have in them.



KTyne is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2014, 04:22 PM


 
Flapping Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,647
Thanks: 1,255
Thanked 933 Times in 718 Posts
Rep Power: 13
       
Hi Julie,
I'm sorry you had such awful and frightening experience.
I always use a special compact bird lamp in a table lamp that stands on a board behind the flight cage.
Flapping Mama is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-31-2014, 07:24 AM



 
catalinadee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 17,637
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,007 Times in 1,575 Posts
Rep Power: 99
                     
How scary! Was it an avian specific lamp? I'm assuming you mean for the UV? A UV lamp doesn't get too hot in comparison to other lights and heating equipment so I'd be very shocked if one of them had caught fire! That said, you're referring to the holder right? Maybe buy the actual bulb as an avian specific one but use a reptile dome? They can withstand some very high temps!

- Alexandrine parakeets Holly, George, Koda & - Crimson rosella Kasumi Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
catalinadee is offline  
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Talk Parrots Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome