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Heat pad, perch, uv lamp and bulb.

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Heat pad, perch, uv lamp and bulb.

 

Are these any good for my grey?

 

Her being off color has made me look at everything I can do to help.

 

Definitely the head pad and perch will be nice as we have air conditioning and right now when it's on she is either out on her tree out of the way or wrapped up in her cage covered in a thick towel let.

 

She doesn't get much direct sunlight so I think the uv light will help.

 

Well I'm still all very new to this and the pics are from Amazon.com. I can't find anything in Japan.

 

What are your opinions?

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I use the floor lamp and avian light bulb in your pic. Timber doesn't get any natural sun either, and they need it. As to the heating items, I have no idea. My house is between 62 and 80, and hasn't been a problem.

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Actually, this is something I have been really digging into lately...indoor lighting I mean.

 

I really wish I could build an aviary outdoors but I just do not have time to do it. So I wanted to set up my guy with a indoor light that provides full spectrum lighting and UV rays.

 

From some past lighting experiments with plants, I was always amazed at how plants reacted to artificial photosynthesis. Now I know it is not the same thing with parrots but I always was curious as to how to effectively/efficiently set up lighting indoors. There are so many products out there that advertise those spiral CFL bulbs. Although they have the correct spectrum with the UV rays...their actual penetration is not so strong. Same goes for tube phosphorus bulbs. I am not saying it doesn't benefit birds, but personally it makes me wonder how much benefit they actually provide.

 

I am trying to learn more about better light source for avians such as LEDs and HIDs...but the heat and intensity needs to be in check. Its something I am still poking around and will share if I set something up.

 

Sorry to the OP, I have a tendency to get off track. But I think any light source than none indoors will be beneficial. You should try it and see if you see any changes in mood and plumage.

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Sophie LOVES light. She has a favorite chair that is situated in natural light during the afternoon. I always think of it as her " tanning chair". Nancy

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It's critical that Grays have UVA and UVB lighting. I highly recommend this one: https://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-Avian-Sun-Bulb/dp/B000KH9S88/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468538019&sr=8-1&keywords=bird+light

 

I don't know if a plant light would give the proper spectrum or not but I do know this Avian Sun Bulb is inexpensive and really does the trick. It does need to be replaced once a year even if it's not burned out because it loses efficacy.

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She probably loves the warmth of the sun. Unfortunately our windows filter out the much needed UVA and UVB rays that birds require. :) My Gray (Harley) loves to hang out by the window and watch the birds outside. He often taps on the window and talks to them. LOL

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