Uv lamp

I bought the Avian sun floor lamp for my African Grey parrot as per my vet's advice. I am noticing pink on the white skin surrounding her eye. I am getting the lamp at least 18" away as per instructions.
It is on approx. 8-10 hours per day

Is my parrot getting sunburned ?

What is your suggestion.


Maddy MIller

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Jan 30, 2009
by: Lori

The same thing happened to my grey. My lamp is also on the side because his cage is to tall to put it above him and it has a play top that would have to come off as well. I limit it to 4 hours a day now.

Jan 30, 2009
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by: Tracie

DO NOT position the bulb where the bird will have to look into the bulb to look out of the cage. The bulb should be above the bird at all times.

Is your lamp above the cage so that the bird would have to look up on purpose to see the lamp?

For birds from arid regions (ie. African Greys) that receive significant sunlight exposure, position the bulb so that it is 12" above your bird's head when sitting on the highest perch. For birds that receive less sunlight in nature, the bulb can be positioned 18" above the bird's head when sitting on the highest perch.

I do not see how the bird could get "sun burned" if the bulb is above the cage and the bird is moving around.

If you have any concerns, please take your bird to an avian vet to be examined.

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