My mom has a parakeet that she has on her all the time. She takes it to the kitchen while she cooks and we (my sister and I) often find little feathers (not the whole feather but like loose “hairs”). This is disgusting and it makes us sick. I’m very sensitive with this stuff and when I find something I always end up puking. She’s also losing her hair so that’s something we find in our food too... We tried telling her not to take her bird out while cooking and to wear a ponytail. I even told her that I’d cook from now on, even though I am really busy with college, but she insists. How can I change her ways? We all agree this is a very important issue.