Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
Have you ever wished you could see the additional ultraviolet light spectrum that birds can?
I’ve been a strong proponent of using light cycles to interrupt the circadian rhythms of our pet birds
I’m also fully convinced that no amount of artificial lighting over birdcage will help a bird produce vitamin D3 regardless of the lumens, quality of the ultraviolet spectrum emitted or the distance from the light source to the cage
editors note: Vitamin D3 is used by your bird’s body to help assimilate calcium. Calcium is more important to hens who may go through egg laying cycles.
The only way to know if your bird is deficient in calcium is by a blood panel workup through your avian vet.
The lack of eggs is no guarantee you have a male as eggs can get stuck in any number of ways in a bird’s reproductive system, especially in overweigh birds.
You can have your bird surgically sexed.
The only way to know if your bird is overweight – is to weigh it – regularly. Regular weight checking is a front-line defense against illness detection as rapid weight gains or losses may indicate a health problem not apparent by visual inspection of the bird