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Do Budgies have Feather a Down Dust? I have 7 budgies all under 2 years old and whenever I'm near them if they are flying around their cage or when I clean their cage I get all stuffed up with a headache.

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Budgies produce what I consider a small amount of dust which is easily managed by daily cleaning of the cages and vacuuming of the room they are in.
This dust is mostly released when they preen the flight and tail feathers and this is also more noticeable when they are moulting.

I'm sorry you are having an allergic reaction when tending to your budgies. Maybe by cleaning regularly and using a good air purifier you will be able to notice an improvement in keeping your allergy under control.
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��. I have 7 American budgies all under 2 years old. We have a house air cleaner system, I Vaccum twice a day and clean their flight cage every other day. I'm miserably stuffed up, sinus type migraine and had asthma strange breathing that has gotten worse and worse. I take daily allergy medicine.
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Are you sure it is the birdies?

I suffered from sinus issues a few years back and the doctor assumed it was the birds, turns out I had build an intolentce to cheese and was eating it too much! Figured out myself when I went on a diet lol

its worth seeing if there is possibly anything else, good luck x
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I have asthma and allergies, so I understand your concern. I keep my budgies basically in one room and use a Hepa air filter in that room. If I'm the one to vacuum, I notice and increase in symptoms right away from the dust. Do you have someone who might assist with the cleaning of the budgies? I can't imagine vacuuming their space twice a day.. sounds like you do a good job in keeping things clean.
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We keep them in our family room. I'm going to have a allergy testing done tomorrow to make sure just encase. Yep vacuuming twice sometimes 3 times a day because the feathers, dust and seed shells look bad on the dark hardwood floors and my stuffy nose...
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My vet has written a bit about allergies to birds etc. check this out
Niles Animal Hospital and Bird Medical Center: Allergies to Birds and Bird Keeper's Lung
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I have severe allergies and asthma. Do you mist them with water? It does help keep the dust down for the budgies. I still can't keep my cockatiel inside 24/7, though.
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