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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does any one have an Indian Ringneck? I have one and I think I am allergic to her. There is a smell to her and when I get close to her cage my lungs start to close. I have other birds and have no problem with them. Does any one else notice this smell and do yours have dander like a cockatoo? I think mine smells like a cockatoo. When I sit near a cockatoo at my bird club my lungs start to close and I have a hard time breathing. I might have to rehome her.
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She may create dandruff.. You could try getting a air pureator
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Oh no! That stinks I never had a problem or noticed a smell with Popcorn, she was a very dustless and scentless bird comparatively. Maybe it's something in the oils that she produces when preening?
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The IRNs I've been around have never made me do that, nor have cockatoos so I think I'm all good. It may be dandruff though. It's a shame you may have to rehome her. If you do perhaps somebody on here could have her?

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If your thinking it's dandruff, try misting her off everyday or bathing her everyday. Hope this helps!


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Thanks everyone, she is molting. I noticed that when I am near the cage it is worse, but when I have her with me or on the stand next to me I do not have a problem. Maybe it is the molted feathers? I clean the cage every day, but maybe I should wipe the bars. I did not think that Ringneck were dusty birds, I have not read that anywhere and I don't see any dander on her.
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You can also try an air purifier , I have one in my bedroom and one ine my living room near the birds.
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