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Last Post 11-10-2011 2:40 PM by  Nick11
To humidify or not to humidify?
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20-10-2010 1:00 PM

    Hi all

    We have had Danny (grey) now for 8 months, just to recap, he came to us quite badly plucked with a lot of feathers damaged, mangled and missing, including all his tail and flight feathers, we have worked our way through all the recommendations, Aloe, filtered water etc etc and I have been thorough in observing when he likes to pluck etc etc, his feather situation is now much improved and I am confident we will sort it to a great extent.

    Over the last few months, in the warmer weather, I concentrated on making sure he was misted pretty much every day, now it's cooler this hasn't been so often, maybe a couple of times a week and the interest in the feathers has actually been less, however, today, with the heating on at work (Danny comes to work with me), it clearly made him itchy and the air is dry and he was scratching and picking a fair bit so I have decided to try a humidifier/mister that can be  put near his "work station" has anybody used these and did you find them helpfull and which would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance

    Nigel.

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    08-10-2011 2:29 PM
    Hi Nigel I know this is an old post but how did u get on?
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    10-10-2011 1:10 PM

    Hi Nick11

    I did get a humidifier and have always used it during the colder weather when the central heating is on, both at home and work where Danyy is during the day, I am certain he benefits from it, as a plucking bird, it's difficult to mist him during a lot of the winter months, hence the use of the humidifier. I have a meter that measures the humidity and it is surprising how dry it gets when winter heating is on, so yes I would recommend it but obviously water only, no oils or other smelly things.

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    11-10-2011 2:40 PM
    Thanks for your reply, I got myself muddled up with a purifier/humidifer and last week I felt he seemed to have more dander and be a little extra itchy but he seems ok at present, plus I want to keep his dander down so if doesn't affect my boys chests.

    thank you


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