How Caged Bird Keepers Get The Lighting Thing Wrong

3 budgies on tree branch with bright sunlight behind
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This is not a new discovery, though the complexity and depth of CNS light sensing non-visual organs and functions are obviously more than suspected or demonstrated earlier.

If you’d like to learn more about how birds and mammals interpret light, read:

Nonvisual photoreceptors of the deep brain, pineal organs and retina.

from the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health

Thank you Bill


He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they would visit their monthly birdie brunch in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.