Avian Sun 5.0 UVB Compact Fluorescent Lamp - 26W

SKU: 234401
Manufacturer: Zoo Med

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Deliver UVA and UVB rays to your sun-loving bird pet with this energy-efficient full spectrum bulb. UVB allows birds to synthesize vitamin D3 in their skin for proper calcium absorption and for normal growth and egg development. UVA helps birds curb feather picking and other destructive behaviors. Without UVA birds are colorblind, making mate recognition, species identification and locating food extremely difficult. Designed for use with the Avian Sun Deluxe Floor Lamp.


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Avian Sun 5.0 UVB Compact Fluorescent Lamp - 26W


i got 2 of these and used them in the bird room they arent as bright as i would have liked but they will do

DO NOT BUY. Danger for birds.


DO NOT BUY THIS BULB FOR BIRDS. This is fact, not opinion. Birds require 5,500K spectrum for natural light. This is rated at 7,200K. Much too bright, and can cause cataracts and eventual blindness in birds. Also the CRI is too low. But the worst part is - this is NOT a "Bird Bulb." This is made by a company that makes reptile bulbs, and it has simply been repackaged to be sold as bird bulbs. Not the same animals, not the same eyes. The packaging conveniently does not state all the required information about the bulb.

As well, the lamp that it fits into has a habit of being wobbly and falling over. This bulb contains mercury, and if it breaks, it most likely will poison your birds, and possibly your family. ALL CFL bulbs have warnings due to the mercury content, and could be fatal for children. Government standards are now phasing them out (after years of forcing us to buy them... go figure).