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Old 01-06-2015, 02:57 PM
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[COLOR="rgb(112, 128, 144)"]Just got my new Zoo Med Lamp. Birds don't know quite what to make of this new thing!

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Old 01-08-2015, 03:17 AM
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That's awesome, I bought a heat lamp for my birds but they don't like the red light bulb.

How is your bird doing with the lamp?
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:30 AM
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My baby bird is fine with it, my 2 year old is a bit scared still. The UV lamp has a white bulb but they can see colors we can't so must be nice for them, and I understand that it makes them feel relaxed too. It's supposed to mimic the sun and help them to produce certain vitamins. A heat lamp must be nice for your bird. I hope the red light will not be seen as a scary thing before too long!!
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This picture cracked me up. I knew the F50 was a behemoth of a cage, but this totally gave me a new perspective on just how massive it is! Here's a pic of the exact same lamp next to an F50. (Also note, I needed to build a little 6" box for the lamp to sit on to make it tall enough to stretch over the cage appropriately.)

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You have one really nice cage. That is great how you built the 6" box!! I have a problem now in that my 2 year old budgie won't stop staring at the lamp even though I mounted it like they said- above and not to the side- he just looks up at it. So I haven't been using it lately as I am afraid it will damage his eyes. He also sometimes looks up at regular lights also although not consistently. So I am at a loss now!!
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That is a conundum! How long did you have the lamp set up? Is it possible he'll stop staring into it once he gets used to it being there?
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I tried it for about an hour or two for about 3 days. I think he probably would get used to it but I guess I am afraid of damaging his eyes as I don't know how much time it takes to cause eye damage.
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I would research this, talk to a good avian vet by phone even..I don't know that it would cause eye damage...
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I think Jonah has the right idea — never a bad idea to talk to the experts. I think the warnings about eye damage are to keep people from affixing bulbs on the side of the cage, where the light is going to be constantly, inescapably shining in the birds' eyes. At least, that's what the Avian Sun manual warns against.

I have an appointment with my (awesome) avian vet in a couple weeks. I would be happy to ask her about this for you and let you know what she has to say if you aren't able to talk to an expert about this in the meantime.
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I'd love that. Thank you!!
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