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#217065 - 02/14/10 07:04 AM What sort of indoor bulb?  
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Our Penny is living indoors and gets very little direct sunlight. What sort of bulb do you recommend for her??

Any Ozzi owners out there who can direct me to a good indoor light bulb for cockatoos??

Thanks Peter, Penny and Izzy

#217075 - 02/14/10 11:35 AM Re: What sort of indoor bulb? [Re: Pete789]  
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#217076 - 02/14/10 02:33 PM Re: What sort of indoor bulb? [Re: Pete789]  
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  • bulb with color temperature greater than 5000 Kelvin.
  • CRI (Color Rendition Index) greater than 90.
  • The most economical and efficient fixture is the four foot, double bulb SHOP LIGHT .
  • The best bulb for this fixture is the Philips TL950.
  • The best positioning is 12-18 inches over the top of the cage.
  • Never use heat lamps! A veterinarian may recommend their short term use for a hospital cage only.

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#217120 - 02/15/10 10:32 AM Re: What sort of indoor bulb? [Re: Charlie]  
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Have a look at this site Pete
http://www.viva-lite.com.au/lamps.html


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#217742 - 02/27/10 06:06 PM Re: What sort of indoor bulb? [Re: Rocky From Oz]  
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This is exactly the question I signed on to ask today, thank you.
The only problem is that I don't have 12-18" of space to hang the light.
I have about 2-3". Do you think I could use lower powered light?

my CAG is in a ground floor apartment that's huge but too dim and it really bothers me. I can't change the cage position.
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#217758 - 02/27/10 09:42 PM Re: What sort of indoor bulb? [Re: jdepce]  
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You know where your bird's favorite perching and playing areas are so if you they are close to the top of the cage, like my 'Too, and you only have a few inches of space above the cage, just move the light fixture over a little so that the distance from the light is increased a bit. Make sense?

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my CAG is in a ground floor apartment that's huge but too dim and it really bothers me. I can't change the cage position.


Although these fixtures produce light, their main function is not lighting the room; it is providing a light frequency that will stimulate the conversion of vitamin D to D3, a form that is readily usable by the avian body. Too much of this light can stimulate the pineal gland to overproduce reproductive hormones; something you really DO NOT want to do. Dr. Doolen recommended eight hours a day of FSL.


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