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Elliott

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Air filters/purifiers... what's best/safe/cheapest!
« on: August 12, 2015, 11:14:02 PM »

Hi there, I have my lovely little girl Dolly living with me and she's such a wonderful friend.

She does however create a lot of dust/dander indeed...

I have heard that you can buy air purifiers, humidifiers etc. but I have no idea which is best, suitable, safe for her?

Some are 20/30 on amazon and some are up to 200 on Scarletts...

Can anyone advise me please, as I would like to eliminate the dust as much as possible and make the air cleaner and purer for Dolly, myself and everyone who's in the room.

Many thanks in advance!
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Re: Air filters/purifiers... what's best/safe/cheapest!
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 05:44:46 AM »

Hi Elliott
Hope Dolly is doin well
The heaven fresh at 200 on SCARLETTS although maybe pricey
It has a 7 stage filtration system
Takes out allergens, pollen, mouldspores , dust as well as many other things
You won't regret buying the machine
I run 3 in our house as I have birds in 3 rooms xx
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 06:36:16 AM »

Personally, from experience
Air around birds:
I tried many air filters and I found them over rated, to start with we speaking about birds releasing lots of dander (dust created by skin and feathers) + people own skin that also release dander.
My personal situation:
I do have a room full of african greys, cockatiels, 1 dog and myself + an outside aviary with over 23 birds, flying around + seeds all creating lots of dusts.
My personal advices:
(I am not associated in any way to the company)
I am using F10 spray, not only it seems to remove the danger of dust, that seems to disappear like miracle, but also any risks of virus.
I buy this pre-diluted so I do not have to make a mistake in doing this myself.
Try one for 2 weeks and see.

The site I purchase them from: http://www.mah-shop.co.uk/f10-antiseptic-solution---1-litre-pre-diluted-168-p.asp

The above site also sells lots of very good products all about disinfecting and antiseptic.  They are also very nice people to speak to.
Try
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Re: Air filters/purifiers... what's best/safe/cheapest!
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 06:55:11 AM »

I couldn`t be without our air purifier now, not only do they remove dust, but pollen, pollutants odour etc but also bacteria, which is so important.

Any humidity in the air will help, but it`s not just what you see in the air, after a week of running an air purifier open it up and clean it, you`ll be amazed at what they collect.

It depends on the size of your room but the HF280 at 125 is also a brilliant machine if you just have one bird

PS Whilst I am Scarlett, the owner of Scarletts, I don`t advise in order to just sell a product, this is genuine advice and info based on my own experiences with my own birds and customer feedback
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Re: Air filters/purifiers... what's best/safe/cheapest!
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 08:55:51 AM »

Hi patmax

I'm slightly confused my understanding of F10 is put it simply an antiseptic solution effective against bacteria and viruses and fungi and that can be used safely around birds in this case, I'm not sure how using this is going to remove the natural dander that comes from keeping birds more effectively than the machines mentioned in previous posts.

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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 10:34:22 AM »

I use F10 to clean with, all the surfaces and floors I do with that but it doesn't stop the feathers and dander that's what the air purifier is for. Its amazing bit of kit and I wouldn't be without one now. I have the heaven fresh 380A and its worth every penny x
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 03:33:12 PM »

I use F10 to clean with, all the surfaces and floors I do with that but it doesn't stop the feathers and dander that's what the air purifier is for. Its amazing bit of kit and I wouldn't be without one now. I have the heaven fresh 380A and its worth every penny x
After reading this article earlier this morning am now contemplating purchasing one of these as I have a lot of dander from my African Alex and no matter how much I hoover there is just no end to it.  Is it worth the few bob as they are expensive?
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 03:41:40 PM »

It is worth buying yes
They collect a awful amount of dust
Use it for a few weeks and see what the filter collects x
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 04:26:01 PM »

Rockmonster, they really are worth investing in. The whole house smells of fresh air even when doors and windows are closed its brilliant and u wanna see the muck inside when u strip it to clean it!! Its shocking lol. I'll post a pic when I do mine later ;)
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Re: Air filters/purifiers... what's best/safe/cheapest!
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2015, 07:44:40 PM »

Hi,

I bought a Bionaire purifier from Amazon and it works well.  I only have 2 birds and it does depend on the size of your room.  I also spray my grey every morning.

Just a bit of advice - if you buy one with an ioniser function, DO NOT USE THE IONISER as the ozone it creates is bad for the birds.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 07:12:54 AM »

hi you can purchase air filters from Rob Harvey http://shop.robharvey.com/intelligent-air-purifier-unit-3-code-oeaf3-1009-p.asp

Bathing your bird regularly does help and put aloe vera juice in the water, Nothing replaced fresh air though,

Onto the subject of F10 they have a full range and is one of the safest vet recommended products out there go to https://parrotlife.co.uk/15-parrot-healthcare-
they offer a full free client based service on all parrot products. 

Also diet can play a part on excess dander and the time of the year, hope this was help full x
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Re: Air filters/purifiers... what's best/safe/cheapest!
« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 03:06:18 PM »

So this is after 7 days

Front filter


Inner filter


Half hoovered



All clean

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Re: Air filters/purifiers... what's best/safe/cheapest!
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2015, 11:04:22 PM »

looks about right lynn wouldn't be without mine xx
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Re: Air filters/purifiers... what's best/safe/cheapest!
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2015, 09:41:24 AM »

I have just bought a NaturoPure HP 300C Air Purifier from Scarletts so will post on here if I notice any reduction in dust which accumulates at an alarming rate daily. This year has been the worst I have known for dander and dust created by my Grey and I have worried about visiting family with respiratory problems.
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