Hello, I was told as a child that I was allergic to birds, but since I never actually was raised around birds I have no idea how that was discovered. As a child I also had a slight allergy to cats, but that has completely disappeared. As of that I’ve never dealt with any type of allergies. I have had finches for about 7 years and never had any type of allergic reaction to them. My dream bird was a Bourke unfortunately they are tricky to find in my area, but I was lucky that a breeder in my area had a clutch and I was able to welcome a very sweet hand tamed Bourke. I did notice that I slightly started some slight allergy symptoms, but thought it was maybe some sort of season allergy. It took a year for me to find a buddy for our other Bourke so we now have 2 and I am now finding when at home I’m sneezing, nose running a mile a minute and mostly when I’m upstairs around the bird cages. Is it possible to be allergic to a parrot and not finches?? Or is it that the Bourke’s are more dusty causing more allergy symptoms? I love these 2 Bourke’s, but it’s getting ridiculous this sneezing, itchy eyes, throat, etc. I’ve tried many allergy meds and they work, but I’m so horrible drug sensitive and every kind makes me so drowsy. I’ve been tracking when most of my symptoms occur as I don’t want to have to rehome them only to find out they weren’t causing these allergies, but unfortunately it seems to be pointing to them.