Your Feathered Friends Need Clean Air Too

Solenco Reporter
 May 24, 2017
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Air Purifiers

There is any number of things wafting through the air in a home where a bird lives including dust, dander, seed hulls and even airborne particles of dried poop that occupy more than just the immediate air space. It settles on and into everything creating the need for a higher standard of hygiene.

Floor or ceiling fans and open windows seem to aggravate the problem more than solve it as it blows the settled dust back into the air.  Whether you need to invest in air filtration depends on your circumstances.  If you have multiple birds, have a few birds that you live in close proximity to or if you have allergies, I would recommend a good air purifier.

Among the dustiest birds are the cockatoo, the cockatiel and the African Grey. They all produce a powder down that is finer in texture and more difficult to deal with, leaving a white film over anything that it lands on, in which you can write your name after a few days, if that interests you.  If you have one or more of these birds a separate air filtration unit is your best bet to ensure good air quality in your home for both you AND your birds.

Bird Fancier's Lung is a human disease that can come from the inhalation of bird dander and other related particulates over a prolonged period of time. The particulates infiltrate the small air sacs in the lungs causing inflammation.  As exposure continues, the lungs lose their capacity and the damage as irreparable. It has also led to deaths. Your birds are also susceptable to this disease.

Which Air Purifier Is Safe For My Birds? 

There are several different types of air filtration available. When you live with birds, a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter is really what works best, since particulates are the main offenders. Avoid anything ionic as this may be dangerous for your feathered friends.

The Solenco CF8500 Air Purifier is a perfect solution for bird owners as they do not have a ionizer. It cleans the air by means of a 5 stage filtration process:

This is how the magic happens….

  • The pre-filter captures initial dust and allergen particles (the bigger one, while smaller ones pass through)
  • The Activated Carbon filter absorbs odours, including formaldehyde, benzene and other noxious gas.
  • The Hepa Filter captures dust, smoke, pollen and other allergens – as small as 0.3 micron (the pollutants that passed through the pre filter)
  • The UV Lamp destroys micro-organisms, including germs, viruses, bacteria and fungi (such as mould toxins).  The UV Lamp is enclosed deep inside the unit and is therefore also safe to use around birds.

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