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Pet Birds & Indoor Air Quality

by Melissa Stevens on May 11, 2022

Pet Birds & Indoor Air Quality

Attention, all bird owners! Did you know pet birds in the home can significantly reduce your indoor air quality? Read more to find out how you can improve your indoor air quality while living with birds.

Poor indoor air quality can lead to numerous health problems for both humans and birds, so if you are a bird owner, you should take steps to create a healthy environment to help everyone breathe easier. Here are 3 simple steps bird owners can take to improve the indoor air quality in their homes!

1. Remove Toxic Materials

Several toxic household materials can be harmful — even deadly for birds with fragile respiratory systems. Some of the most common household culprits are:

  • Nonstick cookware products (pans, skillets, etc.)
  • Aerosol sprays (air fresheners, hairspray, cleaning products)
  • Plug in air fresheners, candles, and waxes

Removing these harmful materials from your home will improve the health of your bird, as well as your family.

Pro Tip: Replace artificial air fresheners with natural ones! We recommend essential oil diffusers or simmer pots. 

2. Keep Cages Clean

Another primary source of indoor air pollution comes from your bird's cage. Dust, dried droppings, and dander collect on the surfaces of the cage and can irritate the respiratory system. Keeping your bird's cage clean helps minimize possible health issues for both you and your bird.

3. Purchase An EnviroAire UV-C Purification System

Unlike a portable air purifier, the EnviroAire UV-C Purification System removes the airborne indoor allergens from your entire home. It will help your bird breathe better, whether in their cage or exploring the house on your shoulder! Additionally, the overall health of you and your family will also improve. 

For more tips and advice on improving your indoor air quality for you and your pet, contact an EnviroAire IAQ pro in your area!