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air quality

  1. LiefDuivel

    Could you run an AC unit and an Air Purifier safely during smoke season?

    I have a single-hose AC unit that only has basic screen filters - for large debris and dust. Last summer, we could barely run it due to the overwhelming amount of smoke that blew into our area (avg. quality of 100-150 on IQAir) we just didn't want to risk Genji inhaling it. Unfortunately, our...
  2. LiefDuivel

    Air Purifiers!

    Me and little Genji just got our first Air Purifier, for the obvious bird keeper reasons, as well as for the upcoming wildfire season. I'm loving it so far, we got a Honeywell HP100 :) I'm curious, what do ya'll usually do in terms of settings and when you turn it on? Ours has a quiet...
  3. LiefDuivel

    What index do you use to determine if the air quality is safe for your feathered friend?

    The AQI and AQHI use different statistics to determine the air quality of the local area, so they often have different results. For example, Canada uses the AQHI to determine air quality, and for my area today its at a 2/10 (low), which is determined as safe for all groups But IQair, a...
  4. M

    How to keep parrot lungs healthy

    Hello! I've made a couple other posts about my Meyer's parrot Trinity (who is displeased that I stopped scratching her to type this) and it seems like as soon as I get one issue dealt with, another pops up. The air quality in my city has tanked. Google Alberta wildfires for more information. My...
  5. Kackington

    Handyman sprayed Clorox into AC unit… how long until I can bring birds back into that room?

    Hi all! :) So I recently made my move out to LA… I miss central heating and air so much. So the wall AC unit in the living room of my 1 bedroom apartment had been smelling musty and stale, so I avoided using the unit. I finally got a guy to come help me out, and I know the only way to kill...
  6. P

    Is there a way to use a wood fireplace safely with birds?

    My 5 cockatiels are not at my new place yet, but home doesn’t feel like home without them with me. They’ve stayed at my parents for 3 years without me really able to see them, and they don’t get much loving attention there our new home has a wood burning fireplace from ‘94 that has a single...
  7. P

    Safe VOC level in air?

    Hi there! I’ve been trying to dig up info on this to no avail. I am moving my 5 cockatiels from my parents house to my new home soon, and got an Airthings Wave Plus to scan for VOC levels in the air as a little alert system to know when to ventilate etc. What is the safe range for birds? So...
  8. S

    Air Quality Index (AQI) for birds outside

    We keep 5 budgies in a large cage outside. The weather is fine for them because we are located in the tropics. However we do have a couple months of bad air quality. We use air quality index (AQI) to plan for our own human health. But does anyone have guidelines based on AQI for bird care...
  9. elitys

    NW Oregon Air Quality

    I'm not sure if this is the right thread for this, feel free to move it admins. But due to a rare wind event, smoke from fires in eastern Oregon is being blown to our area and the surrounding ones. The air quality has been steadily worsening, and this morning, it passed 500 :confused: . The sky...