Zoo Med Avian Sun 5.0 UVB Compact Fluorescent Bulb
Zoo Med Avian Sun 5.0 UVB Compact Fluorescent provides birds with safe levels of beneficial UVB and UVA for physical and psychological health. UVB enables birds to synthesize vitamin D3 for proper calcium metabolism which is necessary for normal growth, maintenance of strong bones, and egg production. UVA is visible to birds, enabling them to recognize mates, locate food, and identify different species. Without UVA, birds are essentially colorblind!
- Made with special UV transmitting quartz glass
- Recommended to change every 12 months.
- Self ballasted compact UVB fluorescent lamp for use with birds.
Until recently, the needs of birds with respect to lighting were not well understood. We now know that birds benefit from UVB and UVA lighting.
Researchers have found that most birds benefit from UVB. Exposure to UVB allows birds to synthesize vitamin D3 in their skin, or 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.
UVA and "visible light":
Birds have specialized retinas that enables them to see UVA, helping them to recognize mates, locate food, and identify different species. Using lighting that emits UVA can help curb feather picking and other destructive behaviours. Without UV, birds are deprived of the full colour spectrum they see in nature and are colourblind! UVA IS NECESSARY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGIAL HEALTH OF YOUR BIRDS.
Don't compromise your birds' health, give them ZOo Med's Avian Sun lighting today!