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Margaret <email address not displayed>
Margaret wrote on the Nanday Conure Forum message board: > Hi, I've been enjoying your posts about the progress you've been > making with Ziggy. How wonderful! > > I don't use a humidifier. A humidifier is just one more thing to keep > clean and disinfected to ensure your bird's health. > > I let my birds bathe as often as they like by providing a shallow > bathing dish (sometimes they use their water cups anyway). When the > time comes for the central heat to come on, I will take them to the > bathroom a couple times a week, in addition to the regular access to a > shallow bathing dish, and put them on a shower perch while I run the > shower and get the room nice and steamy while misting them with the > water mister, aiming above their heads and letting it fall on them > like rain. Bathing is best done earlier in the day rather than later, > especially in the winter, so that the bird is warm and dry before it > goes to bed, a time when temps are often cooler in the home. > > Another thing I might do is to boil a pot of water in the kitchen once > in a while if the air is especially dry. I do keep a humidity gauge in > the birds area so I know what the humidity is. > > Other things you can do to help is keep your bird away from the heater > ducts where the air is most dry. Remember to change filters and keep > ducts clean to help avoid dispersing bacteria throughout the home > also. > > This works for me and nobody picks feathers or seems to have any > adverse reactions or problems with this system. > > There are also some humidifiers that boil the water that goes through > their system and some have UV protection as well to help kill bacteria > so that you aren't dispersing that into the air along with the warm > moist air. > > This info should help you to keep your bird comfortable and healthy > throughout the winter season. I hope this was helpful to you. > > ziggysmom wrote: > > Do you all use them? What kind. I see the ads for the warm mist > ones > > in the Bird magazines and am wondering about that. I live in > > Wisconsin and even though it is hotter than a snowballs chance in > > ecuador around here, soon it will be time to heat up the office.....
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