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    Avian light bulbs vs reptile light bulbs

    Both bulbs I'm looking at are 26" watt compact fluorescent bulbs with UVB but the avian is almost double the price. Is there a major difference?

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    Re: Avian light bulbs vs reptile light bulbs

    From what I have read Do not use reptile lights for birds.
    But sorry i cannot confirm this is true or not.
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    Re: Avian light bulbs vs reptile light bulbs

    I use a human light bulb above my bird.

    He seems to like it


    Thanks Lee for the adorable sig!

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    Re: Avian light bulbs vs reptile light bulbs

    Helen, the human light bulbs in the US are all florescent and LED's now so they do not put off heat anymore. I have heard the reptile bulbs have a coating on them, maybe a Teflon coating that when it gets hot it will off gas and kill your bird so I would not recommend using one at all.
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