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Avian Sun Lamp Starter Kit

Avian Sun Lamp Starter Kit

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This kit has everything you need to get you started, both the floor standing lamp and the  Zoo Med's Avian Sun 5.0 UVB Compact Flurescent bulb in one kit. With a new fully adjustable goose neck which can be used in almost any position. Includes built in reflector for maximum light and UV output.
On off switch.
Weighted base for stability.
Horizontal lamp arrangement increases light output compared to standard dome fixtures when using compact fluorexcent lamps.
Maximum Height 183cm (6ft)
Base Diameter 22cm (8.5")

UVB - Researchers have found that most birds benefit from UVB. Exposure to UVB allows birds to synthesis vitamin D3 in the skin through a special process involving the preen gland. Vitamin D3 is essential for proper calcium metabolism. This is necessary for normal growth, maintenance of strong bones and egg production. Lack of UVB can also lead to behavioural issues.

UVA - "visable light": Birds have specialised retinas that enabel them to see UVA, helping them to recognise mates, locate food and identify different species. Using lighting that emits UVA can help curb feather picking and othe destructive behaviours. Without UVA birds are deprived of the full colour spectrum they see in nature and are colourblind! UVA is necessary for the psychological health of your bird.

Made with special UV transmitting quartz glass, plastic, metal.

As one customer commented, 'a birds very own piece of sunshine'!