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September 28, 2006

Light and your Bird

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 3:48 pm

    The length of time your bird has light each day is very important to it. First of all, they need a good nights sleep every night – preferably 10 hours or more.

     Our pet birds need light to eat, so if they are in darkness too long, they do not have a chance to eat adequately.

     Light also influences hormones. Longer light cycles result in females laying eggs. Any female bird can lay eggs but they will not be fertile and hatch if there has not been a male of the species with her before the egg is laid. So then, why if the day  length is getting shorter as we head into Fall are some birds laying eggs? Because we have electricity and we are actually extending their day length. Call us and we will be glad to discuss what to do with any situation that you have with your birds.