If you’ve dedicated a room in your home as a bird room, your bird is pretty lucky, and so are you. Having a bird as part of the family is a life time commitment, particularly for birds like parrots that can live 40 years and longer. Your bird is counting on you to provide an atmosphere that will insure many happy years together and here are 5 reasons the right air purifier can help make that happen.
Removes Dust, Feathers and Dander-If you have a bird it’s natural to have dander, dust, feathers that are constantly being produced. What is not natural, but staggering, is the incredible volume of particulates that can accumulate in your home without proper filtration. In the wild this would not be a problem for your bird, but in your beautiful and well-insulated home that prevents new air from entering or leaving, the airborne bird particulates can’t escape. Using a cleaner to remove these particulates literally keeps the dander down (feathers, and dust too) and creates a healthier environment for you and your bird.
Removes Harmful Household Pollutants-Even in homes without birds, indoor air is reported to be 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. Pollutants such as mold and mildew spores, pollen, dander from other household pets, bacteria, and viruses that we bring home from work and school all become trapped inside. They are not good for humans in such high concentrations and they certainly are not good for the birds. And since birds have smaller and more sensitive respiratory systems, reducing your bird’s exposure to them with a purifier makes good sense.
Lessens the Chance of Psittacosis-This is a disease that all species of birds are vulnerable to, and worse still, one that can be passed on to humans. Children, and adults over 50 are most at risk, but this disease can cause dire health issues for any age. Psittacosis is often spread from feces of the infected bird, and can be transmitted with airborne bird dust, dander, and feathers. It’s true that fewer than 50 cases have been confirmed since the mid 90’s, but if you are one of those 50, the statistics are of little consolation. And though there is no guarantee, constant filtration and removal of possible airborne carriers can not help but lessen the chance of the spread of this disease in your home.
Provides Fresh Air to Keep Bird Air Passages Clear-Birds’ air passages are small and can become easily clogged, which opens the door to infection and health problems. Providing clean air reduces the risk of respiratory infections that birds are so susceptible to, and thus increases their life span; And providing fresh, clean air is right up there with providing the right kind of food, cage, and other basics.
Keeps Bird’s Care Giver Healthy-As your bird’s care giver, if you’re feeling healthy, you’re able to provide better care for your bird. If you suffer from allergy or asthma that is bird related or not, filtering the air will remove airborne irritants that exacerbate your symptoms, and will leave you with more stamina to provide good care for you bird, and the energy to just enjoy.