I have a basement shop and though its fitted with a good dust collector and air purifier I still get wood aromas and some woodd dust on my clothing and in some of our living areas. This has not bothered us nor our indoor Woodduck but now we are thinking about adopting an African Grey from a local wildlife rehabilitator. I know that Grey has some special “enviromental” needs – air temperature maintenance and air quality to name a few – and I would not want to subject it to any irritants from my shop. We were cautioned about smoke from cooking greases (especially butter) and the fumes from nonstick frying pans. Also smoke from fireplaces have sickened birds. Plus, paint fumes etc from wood finishes various household sprays, etc. etc.
Has anyone here raised exotic birds only to find out that they became sick or “neurotic” from the dust from your shop? I’m think ing it would not be a wise choice to bring that Grey here but he’s become quite attached (both figuratively and litterally, like when he clamps down on my little finger) to us since we help take care of some of the birds at the rehabber’s.
Thanks in advance for your comments and I really welcome any dissuasions you might offer
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