should birds be by lamps??
It's perfectly fine for them to be by lamps. Just take into consideration that if this lamp is in a family area, if it is dark and you turn the light on, you may freak out the little bugger. I have a Full Spectrum light by Doc's cage on a timer. Comes on at 9am and goes off at 7pm. This allows the natural light coming into the room in the morning to light up the room a bit before the lamp comes on and it's not all BLAAMMM!!!! in his eyes. Same thing in reverse at night. Light goes out with some ambient light left from the sun and then fades out for the night. Works pretty good.