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The Best Air Purifiers For Bird Dander

Birds make wonderful pets. However, it's essential to create a clean environment to ensure the health for you and your pet birds.

As you probably know, birds have sensitive systems. The bird dander and feather dust that is created can pose issues for everyone in the home. 


What Is Bird Dander?

The feathers, feather dust and particles that come from birds are called bird dander. A simple flapping of the wings can quickly spread these particles throughout your room. Causing an allergic reaction in you or your other pets.

In addition, some species of parrots create a special type of feather dander called powder or bird powder. This bird dust is a fine sized particle that can easily travel throughout your home.


Can You Be Allergic To Birds?

Yes, as with any pet it’s possible to have an allergic reaction. For people with asthma or compromised respiratory systems like COPD the allergy symptoms can be more severe.

The same goes for your pets. They can experience the same allergy symptoms as us. So, clean air is helpful not just for you but for any other pet in your home.


What Kind Of Air Filtration Systems Should I Use?

Bird dander, dust, and feathers are all particulates. The best way to remove them is with an air purifier with a high efficiency air filter and a strong motor. The tiniest of these particle are the most dangerous. This is because they are the one’s that can be breathed deep into your lungs.

Bird dander also stays suspended in the air for a very long time and is easily breathed in by you and any other pets. Pet hair and animal dander from a dog or cat tend to be larger and will more easily settle to the ground.

There are other air filtration technologies such as ionic, UV-C light, activated carbon, ozone generators, etc. These will do nothing to help with the removal of bird dander. Although the carbon can help remove some pet odors

It is important to note you should avoid purifiers that have an air ionizer. Birds have sensitive systems. You will not want even small amounts of ozone to be present with birds. Ozone is an indoor air pollutant and is dangerous to birds.

There are 3 main criteria you should look for when buying an air purifier for birds. All Oransi air purifiers meet these three criteria.

The first is a super efficient filter with large size and high quality filter media. This is what is needed to effectively remove fine bird dust.

The second is a solid fan and motor. In order to effectively clean the air in your room you need sufficient air flow.

The third is to ensure the system is safe for both you and your birds. You do not want ozone produced and should buy an air purifier that only uses a filter and a motor. 


Best Air Purifiers For Bird Owners

Many of our customers choose the Mod Jr. air purifier. This is because it has a large filter that removes airborne particulates, helps with pet odors, is quiet, can clean small to mid-sized rooms under 878 sq ft with 2 air changes per hour, 363 sq ft with 4.8 air changes per hour, and is a great cost for performance. 

As asthma and allergy sufferers ourselves, we design the filters to be highly effective for people like us. And to really clean bird dander you need a better air filter. Even if you do not choose Oransi, please go with a purifier that has a high efficiency air filter and a strong motor.

If you have a large room square footage then the Mod+ is one of the best choices we offer. It works well in the removal of pet odor. In addition, there is no ionizer or any other technology that could potentially cause harm to your birds. 

If you want a more compact device that still has a lot of cleaning power, then the AirMend Medium Room HEPA purifier is a great option for birds. The AirMend Medium Room purifier cleans 322 sq ft with 4.8 air changes per hour and can easily fit on a side table next to your feathery friend. No Oransi purifiers release ozone or other harmful byproducts so rest assured you are safely cleaning your indoor air.  

Understanding CADR helps you know how to find the right purifier for your room. CADR stands for Clean Air Delivery Rate. This is the amount of air flow through the air filter.

Air changes per hour represents how many times all of the air in your room is cleaned per hour. 1 air change per hour will boast a bigger square foot coverage, don't be fooled by this misleading number because it's not a sufficient measurement of a purifier's true air cleaning power. 

The AirMend Medium Room HEPA purifier cleans 322 sq ft with 4.8 air changes per hour, the Mod Jr. cleans  363 sq ft with 4.8 air changes per hour, and the Mod+ cleans 563 sq ft at 4.8 air changes per hour. That means they can capture fine particles like dander, dust, pollen, and smoke and remove them from the air with 4.8 air changes every hour, the ideal air flow for a healthy room. 

A more expensive filter like ours will filter better for a pet allergy and last longer. This is important especially when your main concerns are feather dust and bird dander. You also get a bonus in that they are the best home air purification system for all airborne particles such as mold spores and dust mites.

Learn more about the best air purifier for pets, including purifiers that target pet odors and pet dander like feather dust. 

How Effective Are Air Purifiers In Cleaning Bird Dander?

To effectively remove the bird dander from the air you need a top notch filter and a strong motor and fan.

A purifier needs a high efficiency filter to effectively filter out airborne particles. It also a strong motor to provide enough air flow to properly intake dirty air and push back out clean, filtered air.

We only use the best components in our air purifiers. With the right system you should see very good results.


Are Air Purifiers Noisy?

All air purifiers that use filters produce some white noise. We recommend setting the air purifier to a fan speed that is comfortable for you.

In general, all tend to be very quiet on the low speed setting and may be too loud for some on high. It’s really a personal choice. Most people are satisfied running air purifiers on a middle speed setting.


How Far From Birds Do You Keep Air Purifiers?

We see success in having the air purifier a few feet from the birds. The birds are the source of the feather dander, so in a larger sized room it’s better for the purifier to be closer to the birds.

If you have a small room it doesn’t make as much of a difference. Air purifiers can also be used to help reduce germs from our birds.


How Often Do You Have To Clean Air Purifier Filters?

You will have to clean and/or replace the filters more frequently than for someone who does not have birds due to the dust and dander.

We suggest a good vacuum cleaner to lightly clean any filters once per month to ensure they are not getting clogged. Be careful to use a lower level of suction so the air filter is not damaged. You can also use a soft cloth to wipe off excess dust on filters. We suggest replacing HEPA media filters when they are closer to gray in color than white. In most cases our filters will last a year.

The purpose of an air cleaner is to provide you and your pets with clean, fresh air. It is meant to remove the fine airborne particles to improve the health for all. Purifiers help create a clean indoor environment so you're all not breathing in as many nasty airborne particles.

Room air cleaners will definitely improve your indoor air quality and we suggest the use of a good vacuum to keep the floors and carpeting clean of cat dander and other animal fur. This will help you reduce pet dander as it won't get kicked up as you walk around.


Have More Questions?

Contact us and our knowledgeable and helpful US-based customer service team would be happy to help.