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Re: Air purifier

Posted by Glenda on 11/18/07
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    Hi Maritza,

    The air filter is a good idea for anyone living with birds
    but I dont think one will fix your problem.

    If your macaw is showing signs of respiratory problems then
    DO NOT put him back in the same room as your cockatoo EVER.
    It sometimes takes years for the problem to show itself but
    macaws are very susceptible to the cockatoo powder as some
    people are. Some never show any signs but once they do the
    problem gets worse if you continue to expose them and your
    bird could die.

    I know this first hand as I lost a B&G from this. He would
    have problems and I would move him to a room by himself and
    he would get better and then I would move him back. In a
    week or so I would have to move him out again. I dont think
    he would have died if I had not put him back with the
    cockatoo after the first time.

    Glenda


    On 11/17/07, Maritza wrote:
    > Hi
    > I NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS THE BEST AIR FILTER THAT I can get.
    > I have a bird room with 3 greys 1 cockatoo & a macaw. I
    > removed my macaw from the bird room because he started
    > showing signs respiratory problems. He has been living
    > with the cockatoo for 6 years with out a problem,but I
    > always kept the window open a little.I am no longer able
    > to leave the window open. His cage is in the kitchen at
    > this time which is also not a good idea. I don'nt have a
    > spareroom to keep him in. If I get 1 -2 filters for the
    > room will I be able to place the macaw in the same room
    > with the cockatoo.Any suggestion on what filter I can buy.
    > Thanks Maritza