ZooMed is more famously known for its work over the last 30 years in developing products for the reptile market. One of their greatest accomplishments is the invention of UVB lighting for reptiles, which became the standard model the world over for zoos, veterinarians and hobbyist.
Since then their range has developed on a broader scale and now includes products for amphibians, fish, pet bird and Parrots. As an extension to their ground breaking UVB reptile light came Avian Sun a unique product which provides pet birds and Parrots with the correct levels of UVA and UVB via a compact bulb for use indoors.
The avian sun compact bulb can be used in a standard screw fitting bulb socket or fitted to an Avian Sun Lamp stand with built in reflector to maximize its output.
UVB allows birds to synthesise vitamin D3 in their skin, or through a process involving the preening gland. Vitamin D3 is essential for proper calcium metabolism, normal growth, maintenance of strong bones and egg production.
Without UVA, birds are deprived of the full colour spectrum they see in nature and are colour blind. Unlock their world and let your bird see it in full colour!