UVA/UVB Lighting for Parrots

How effective and necessary is it for a parrot to bask under bulbs containing the UVA/UVB spectrums? Would I specifically need an avian light or there are reptile lights in pet stores that are either 2.0 or 5.0 UVB with either 13 or 26W. I mean birds ARE reptiles, so I would assume these lights would be okay?? But is it really worth it either?

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Aug 10, 2011
Use light specifically for birds
by: The Avian Vet

Birds are not reptiles. Although it has been proven that they are descendents of the dinosaurs. However, they need different care than reptiles. I recommend that you use a full spectrum light and lamp specifically for birds. ZooMed makes the best one.

Dr B

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