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which bird are hypoallergic and produce less dust.

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this is my another post.today my one friend come my house.she saw my birds room.and she interested my birds.she also want to pet bird and made an mini aviary.but her problem she has dustallergy and asthma.but she want pet some birds.so my question which type birds are less dust and allergic and suitable for her.any body have real experince about it? thanks
 

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Asthma can be different on severity. How bad is she?

All birds produce some dust but the most dusty are old world parrots: African greys, cockatoo and cocktails.

Though if your friends asthma is bad then birds aren't the best for her health.

For example my budgies aren't dusty but the flap and stir up the dust which makes my room dutsy, my Mum then can't breathe (she has mild asthma). So I have to clean and dust everyday and often many baths. As well as use a hepa filter.
 
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Budgies do have some feather dust. I see it on surfaces near their cage.
 

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I wouldn´t have thought birds would be a good pet for an asthmatic.
Like previously mentioned, it´s not just the birds producing dust, it´s all the wing flapping.

Maybe finches would be a good choice?

Budgies do have some feather dust. I see it on surfaces near their cage.
I have this with my lovebirds, I think it´s from shredding wood and cardboard, and small particles broken away from food while eating, and when they start flapping it goes everywhere. I like to dust down the cage every day. My asthmatic brother has never stepped foot in my house.
 
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I do remember reading a while back that the best species for allergies would be an Eclectus. However, it's also a catch .22 since they have very specific dietary needs and tend to struggle with plucking. Dander/powder was a concern of mine when I started looking for a parrot and I believe Eclectus was at the top of the list as the best choice followed by some of the New World parrots.
 

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I believe Eclectus was at the top of the list as the best choice followed by some of the New World parrots.
Even at that, your home would have to be spotless, a bird would flap its wings and bring up any small layer of dust that has settled on surfaces.
 

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Even at that, your home would have to be spotless, a bird would flap its wings and bring up any small layer of dust that has settled on surfaces.
Very true, just thought I'd mention a less dusty species, but I agree, birds are dusty
 

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I have a New World bird and she's less dusty than an Old World bird, but there's still a lot of dust involved. At the moment she's moulting a little. The new feathers are covered by a keratin sheath to protect them as they grow. When the feather is mature, the keratin flakes off (helped by her or me preening) and that contributes to the dust.

Birds are not good pets if you have asthma or dust allergies. Exposure to dust can make dust allergies and asthma worse because the body learns to fight them which means a greater immune response. I think it would be better for your friend if she could just visit your birds.
 

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Sadly I agree. All birds cause dust to one degree of another. And the important thing to remember it may not even be dust she is allergic to. It may be skin cells or dander or the keratin on birds or cats or dogs. However that might be a better alternative - a hairless cat or dog. Or a poodle cross that won’t shed or have a lot of dander. :)
 
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