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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2003, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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After reading on Masterjacks thread about her cockateil, someone said they molt all the time because they may not have enough light during the day. I found a reptile light I had for quite some time, it works fine, it is a long bulb like a flouresent light bulb. I put it on top of my cockateils cage, no wires poking in. Is that OK to use?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-30-2003, 10:40 PM
 
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Are you trying to give your bird UV rays? From what I read those lights are only good for about 6 months or so and then they start giving off less and less UV. I don't know if that applies to you at all, just wanted to throw that out there. Other than that it should be fine, those lights are pretty bright, but not hot.
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I agree with Becki, if it's a UV light I think it would be fine too, especially since it's flourescent and those don't give off a lot of heat.
If you put a light source on the cage that throws a lot of heat, just make sure it's placed so the bird always has the oppertunity to move away from the light into a cooler part of the cage.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, I guess it is UV but I've had it for awhile so I guess its not throwing out UVs any more
It's not hot but the bird likes to stay away from it anyway. I don't think it's a bright light ether.
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