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Default Healthy Budgie - moths - dehumidifier

I have a problem with moths in my living room - the problem arose in 2014 from a huge bag of wild bird seed in my kitchen. They say that it is very difficult to get rid of moths, once you have them.

(Sorry didnt really know where to post this item).

I have read if the humidity is consistently below 80% the moth cannot complete their development - they need reasonably high degrees of humidity.

I have spoken to the company I bought my dehumidifier from and they say to set the dehumidifier to "normal" and keep the doors shut.

Can anyone tell me if this will cause any problems at all to my budgie please. I do not want any harm to come to him.

Many thanks in advance - any help is much appreciated.

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Having your dehumidifier set to "normal" will not harm your budgie.

You may also want to try some of the natural pest control solutions explained in this thread:

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I'm sorry to hear about your moth problems! A few years ago we also had a lot in the house but after a very dry summer the population dramatically decreased.

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Thank you very much for your replies.

According to my digital thermostat, it is 23 degrees in here now and I have switched the dehumidifier off. I bought the dehumidifier to clear the windows of condensation in the winter but the info about humidity and moths, was helpful.

But I am worried that 23 degrees will be too hot for the budgie, what sort of temperatures can they stand? Also doesnt a dehumidifier dry out the air so the budgie will struggle with breathing warm air with not a lot of moisture as presumably, the dehumidifier will take out the moisture from the atmosphere.

My budgie is called Good Boy and he is 7 years old now. I will try and post a picture for you to see him.

Look forward to hearing from you - thanks a lot.
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It wasn't clear to me from your first post that you bought your dehumidifier for use in the winter.
You are correct that extremely dry air does make it more difficult to breathe.
That's why when a budgie has respiratory problems we advocate using a warm mist humidifier.

I keep the temperature in my home at about 23C and the humidity level is at about 45%.
All of my budgies are quite comfortable.

Budgies can handle temperature ranges of 19C - 29C as long as they have the chance to gradually acclimate to the temperature change over a matter of hours.

The fact that Good Boy is now 7 years old is a testament to the care you've given him. I'll look forward to seeing pictures of him soon!
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