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Cleaning House Habits?

Hailey S

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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 and whatnot. Anyone who owns a powder down have any tips, tricks, or cleaning advice? Mr. Jolly already gets a shower about every other day, but still takes it as a personal challenge to shed more. So far the cleaning consists of Birch (my parakeet) and Jolly (Triton cockatoo) being cleaned twice a week to their cages and also the whole room being sprayed down at the same time (don't like dusting since it kicks up too much dander. I already dont like using the vacuum but it must be done so any other anti dusting tactics would be great).
Just figured this would be a good place to ask :mop:
 

zERo/

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I use an air purifier, it helps collect some of the dust from the cockatiels. Not much you can do I guess, other than sweeping and wiping down surfaces with a wet paper towel!
 

TikiMyn

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Perhaps a really powerful vacuum? I have to shop vacs and love them, they suck up anything. Not too sure if that is any use for you, but thought I would mention. I really can’t imagine having birds that dusty, hope you figure out something to make cleaning more easy!
 

MommyBird

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Get a few really good HEPA air filters
 

faislaq

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It's not helpful in preventing dust, but when I clean I've been getting a lot of use out of my leftover masks.
 

ode.to.parrots

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Air purifier is absolutely the way to go.

To any bird keeper, I would list a strong air purifier as a MUST BUY!

We bought one when we moved into our house, and I wish we had bought it sooner! Every time my birds fly a lap around the room, the air purifier kicks into high gear.
 

Shannan

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the vacuum cleaner is your best friend. It really makes a difference.
 
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