Research beginning in the late 1970’s shows that window collisions are one of the top sources of mortality for [wild] birds, ranked second only to habitat destruction in terms of impact. Today, collisions are estimated to account for the death of up to 1 billion birds annually in the US alone.Resource
In my article about full-spectrum lighting, I mentioned that the light you provide for your bird should mimic outdoor light as much as possible. It should be bright, relatively white, and not distort the natural colours of the environment.
Lighting a cage is difficult. Not only does the cage create …
What is flicker?
In its simplest definition, flicker is the constant fluctuation of light output from on to off.LEDs: Fighting Flicker
In the US, the power that comes in through our outlets cycle at 60 times per second. Instead of one continuous stream of electrons, it goes ON and OFF 60 times per second…
I touched briefly on full-spectrum lights in my article on UV light myths.
So what does full spectrum mean? Well, it means something different when it comes to light and to light bulbs.
Full-spectrum light is light that covers the electromagnetic spectrum from infrared to near-ultraviolet
This will probably be the longest article I’ll ever write because the internet is full of so many inaccurate statements. I’ll go through each myth one by one.
Myth #1: Any ultraviolet light can cause a bird to synthesize Vitamin D
There are actually two relevant types of UV light: UVA and UVB. Most…
I wanted to provide an example to back up what I wrote about in How do I know who to trust? I wish I could say it’s easy to spot misinformation, but it does get easier over time.
I could’ve picked any number of articles, but I chose this one to illustrate how I determine a trustworthy source.