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Birds Need Sunlight

Recent studies have shown that our pet birds require UVB light. UVB is an essential part of sunlight that helps birds convert vitamins into their active forms.

Placing the cage next to a window does not work as the glass filters out the beneficial UVB from sunlight. It is important that our pet birds receive UVB from artificial sun lamps. These specially coated fluorescent tube lights and compact bird lamps provide the correct levels of UVA and UVB, which improve your Parrot’s health, appetite, feather condition and more. They can be attached to the bird's cage and switched on for 10 hours a day.

UVB lamps are available from companies such as Northern Parrots and Amazon.

© Daisy Street Vets Blackburn Lancashire March 2015

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