I'm sorry if I came across as being judgemental against the vet; that
was not my intention, and I'm sorry if it came across that way. I was
just concerned not only for the birds but also for the humans in the
home since you did not mention any system.
That must be one heck of a system you have there!
Good Luck finding a Cockatoo who needs a new home!
> The vet didn't say I didn't need a filter because I have a filter
> system that covers every room in my house already and she knows
> that. When my kids were still at home they had allergies so we got a
> system that cost several thousand but was well worth it. We had to
> get rid of all carpets too! That year it cost us $10,000. to allergy
> proof our home.
> I like the way everyone is responding and giving me advice. I thank
> you all. Some groups don't answer at all when you have a question.
> I know birds are a pain at times, my blue/gold was abused in his
> last home so he hated everyone when I first got him. He would bite
> everyone including me and O my that screaming. I think that if these
> beautiful birds can't be in the wild where they should be the least
> we can do is love them and make them happy. It took me 3 years
> before Bingo trusted me to touch him. If you could see him now he
> hangs onto my chair as I sit here writing cleaning my hair and
> saying Mother Mother want a kiss? and my heart melts. I still think
> of the mean nasty people that had him and tore (vet said it looked
> more like they were smashed with something heavy like a hammer)some
> of his toes off.
> Bingo gets only the best foods in a well balanced diet but for a
> treat he loves going to the MCdonalds drive thru for french fries.
> I make a lot of his treats so they are healthy and I buy toys in
> bulk so I can change them around a lot.
> He cost us a lot but the love we get in return more that makes up
> for it.
>> And about what the vet said, about not needing a filter and just
>> keeping tham apart...
>> This really confuses me...
>> It is not healthy for YOU, the MACAW nor the TOO to live in all
>> that powder without an air filter.
>> The TOO needs the filter too, it can't be healthy for him either
>> to have all that dust around.
>> My vet always told me, get a filter for ME and the GREYS. Though
>> they make the powder; the are not made to breath in dust in
>> concentrations in a home without a filter (my wording is aweful
>> here, I'm so sorry, hope you get my drift).