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I have a limit of 98$ to spend on bird things (Yes, I have to make myself a limit) in this month.
So, I can either spend it all now on a new air purifier or borrow one from a friend, and still have money for toys.
Now, I know that sounds dumb because I can just take it from my friend, but there's a catch...
The friend might not have one or still need it.

So, what should I do?
 

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Before spending money on toys and other things, see if the friend has an air purifier they will give away to you. If not, you can go ahead and spend money on the air purifier. They are actually very necessary, in my opinion so you really should buy one.
 
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Before spending money on toys and other things, see if the friend has an air purifier they will give away to you. If not, you can go ahead and spend money on the air purifier. They are actually very necessary, in my opinion so you really should buy one.
Thanks, I'll check in with them soon!
 

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Yeah I'd get the air purifier, it's safer for you and your birds health ;)
 

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I have a limit of 98$ to spend on bird things (Yes, I have to make myself a limit) in this month.
So, I can either spend it all now on a new air purifier or borrow one from a friend, and still have money for toys.
Now, I know that sounds dumb because I can just take it from my friend, but there's a catch...
The friend might not have one or still need it.

So, what should I do?
I was lucky and found a free one on craiglist; if you don’t need it in too much of a hurry they are regularly posted about every month at least. I also suggest the levoit brand air purifiers for cost effective and safe for birds. The one that I linked is only slightly different from the newer version at half the price. It is within your budget at 49$ Though it is a smaller unit. It utilizes carbon or something; can’t speak to the science of it. I just know birds shouldn’t be around air purifiers that are ION powered like the dysons. I have one small air purifier by my parrots cage, and two larger ones that I have elevated running constantly. I looked at the amount of electric it uses per unit
And its minuscule in way of energy usage. I got a vaccuum cleaner for about 200$ with a hepa filter as well. Kenmore BU4022 Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum Lift-Up Carpet Cleaner 2-... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CXPQXL5/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_X11YP7EPP0XK0866Y9BK

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Bedroom, HEPA Fresheners Filter Small Room C... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BR1CR78/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_GAEE0WNPV4H4CB0GYG8Y
 
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I was lucky and found a free one on craiglist; if you don’t need it in too much of a hurry they are regularly posted about every month at least. I also suggest the levoit brand air purifiers for cost effective and safe for birds. The one that I linked is only slightly different from the newer version at half the price. It is within your budget at 49$ Though it is a smaller unit. It utilizes carbon or something; can’t speak to the science of it. I just know birds shouldn’t be around air purifiers that are ION powered like the dysons. I have one small air purifier by my parrots cage, and two larger ones that I have elevated running constantly. I looked at the amount of electric it uses per unit
And its minuscule in way of energy usage. I got a vaccuum cleaner for about 200$ with a hepa filter as well. Kenmore BU4022 Intuition Bagged Upright Vacuum Lift-Up Carpet Cleaner 2-... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CXPQXL5/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_X11YP7EPP0XK0866Y9BK

LEVOIT Air Purifier for Home Bedroom, HEPA Fresheners Filter Small Room C... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BR1CR78/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_api_glt_i_GAEE0WNPV4H4CB0GYG8Y
Thank you! <3
 

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I read a couple of helpful articles, and I’m sure a fresh Google will turn up more. They involved people making DIY air filters out of a standard box fan and a HEPA furnace filter. One was a simple hack, fastening the filter to the fan with elastic. The other was a more complex setup with a box made from four filters, a piece of cardboard, with the fan making one of the walls so it didn’t create as much back-pressure (the air can move through all four filters more easily than being channeled through one). I have an old box fan and if I try it I will post pics.
 

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