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  1. LiefDuivel

    Weird behavior or normal for this time of year?

    Hey yall! long time no chirp, but i've had a busy year! It's a pretty dry time of year, and my 7 yo budgie Genji, always sneezes a little more often this time of year. But this year i'm noticing it's more often than normal, along with a few other things. He's sneezing 5 or so times a day and...
  2. H

    Cleaning House Habits?

    So anyone who has larger birds, especially the powder down birds like cockatoos, probably know how much dander happens EVERYWHERE. Everywhere I turn there's either a down feather or a small pile of dandruff and fluff. I clean a few times a week and it still manages to clog up heaters and fans...
  3. Wordbird23

    Sudden Allergies?

    I have a Green Cheek Conure, this summer will be my fourth year will him and I have had him since he was two months old. I’ve noticed suddenly in Oct 2020 that I break out in hives on my arms and hands at random, and the last week have developed itchy dry eyes. I don’t know if it is possible to...
  4. hrafn

    Kamara has decided that showers are evil

    Because she's one of the dustiest species on earth, I try to give Kamara a good misting at least daily to help keep her dander in check. Until recently she's tolerated her gentle showers, but as of a couple days ago, she has decided that the spray bottle is Satan incarnate. She has also...
  5. Cockatango

    Can I brush/pick tiel dander?

    By this I mean the dander/dandruff that forms as a protective barrier when the feather grows. When this comes loose, is it okay to brush/pick this off? I'm slightly worried doing this will make the feathers weaker.