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Discussion in 'Cockatoo Causeway' started by Love My Zons, 6/11/19 at 7:53 AM.

  1. Love My Zons

    Love My Zons Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran Vendor

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    As beautiful as they are, they are powder bombs with feathers!

    Sophie's room under and around her cage, not for the faint at heart.

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    Before, you can still see the powder after sweeping :omg:

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    After damp mop :)
     
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    DANG, that really puts their powder poof on display!! :eek: Kamara and Kraz make a lot of dust, but not NEARLY that much!
     
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  3. Love My Zons

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    It's a true powder. It is very fine, I can't even say it's dust. It's really not, it's heavier. The trace is very evident by sweeping. It cannot be removed unless you mop. You have to wet dust the room, walls, computer etc.

    Insane, if you wear a black shirt and she rolls around snuggling with you, you will look like someone hit you with a chalk board eraser!
     
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    Plugs everything
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    I can only say - that is what goes into the lungs of your macaws, Amazons and conures and other New World Birds and ultimately disables or kills them. There is no cure. There is only palliative treatment. One member here has now lost her second bird to pulmonary hypersensitive syndrome.
     
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    Including the lungs of your New World Birds.
     
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    At the shelter if you try sweeping the floors you'll wind up chasing cockatoo dust bunnies.
     
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    Oh gosh, it wasn't Holiday was it? Not after sweet Zoe!
    Was it Elvis? :sad11:
     
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    Yes, Elvis succumbed to pulmonary hypertensive syndrome less than five years after Zoe died. Elvis was only 16 years old. Actually, she lost three birds, because she had to rehome Keene.
     
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    And all the more reason why she is in her own room with an air purifier. Door is closed at night.

    She is not near the Zons and they are showered alot, especially ensuring they sneeze their nares clean regularly. I make sure I hear a few good sneezes from the water and mist knowing they are high risk for sinusitis.

    No way they would be mixed into one bird room with her.
     
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    I watch in wonder when Milton preens on the window sill...the dust that comes off of him (and fortunately out the window) is positively amazing!

    Combine him with two healthy dustball tiels and you can imagine what goes on here...
     
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    I feel ya, when she preens behind me working on the computer after I get up it's all over the place lol and on me!
     
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    ..I really can't imagine how that 'too dust gets in the cover of the hanging light in Milton's room...
     
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    Just airflow moving around. It's like the dust coming into a brand new home while other new homes are under const. Hard to explain!

    Like small bugs getting into light fixtures.....no idea how.
     
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    Air purifier is always a must, the more the better.
     
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