Hello everyone..I am new to your forum and didn't see anywhere else to start this thread. I know this should be about my budgie's health, but I'd like to ask if anyone knows anything about when our budgie's affect our health..Last april I started having problems with asthma, which I have never had before. It has been a constant and ongoing issue ever since, and it is scaring me pretty badly. I've been hospitalized numerous times since then and have had many more visits to the ER. I am frustrated because I have seen a pulmonologist and an asthma and allergist specialist. I've asked them both if this could be an issue because of my birds (3 parakeets 3 cockatiels), and they both deny the possibility. Even though i did have a slight allergic reaction to parakeets. However, I talked to my breeder and she tells me that she has had 4 or 5 breeder friends who've had to get rid of all of their birds, due to a health issue called Bird Fancier's Lung or Bird breeders lung. I am having asthma attacks on a daily basis and wouldn't survive without a nebulizer. Does anyone know anything about this particular issue? I don't want to get rid of my birds but it's become a matter of life or death. Since last spring i've been hospitalized twice with acute respiratory failure. I know it's my birds..we got them last september, and the cockatiels in december. In april is when i started having the issues. Can anyone help? I have just installed an air purifier with a hepa filter in my bedroom. Getting rid of these guys is a last resort. I really need help! Thanks everyone, hope you've had a great holiday season so far.