I totally understand your concern! A couple summers ago they blew insulation between the interior and exterior walls. No oder or dust at all, but I still took my LoVey to stay at a friend's house for two days. Some scents and fumed can be uncomfortable for us much larger humans, not to mention a tiny budgie with a delicate respritory system. It sounds like Sweety's boredom was worth it verses the potential risk any paint fumes might have posed 😊!