When I was growing up I had a pretty sweet dream of owning an animal shop.
I wanted to have a pet store of my own that was located in a Victorian residence on the corner of town.
I sincerely thought it would be so wonderful to have large, spacious windows where you could gaze in and see all of the spectacular pets that I had for sale. I imagined feeding the fish regularly. I thought about walking the dogs up and down the street to gather more customers. I dreamt of interacting with the small animals as giggling children passed by. I never even thought about birds though. It turns out, avian animals are far more difficult to take care of even in a temperature controlled store setting. Since I finally got my pet shop up and running I came to see that indoor air temperature control was going to be a pretty serious problem for any of my bird pals. If you want to have healthy birds you need to have a draftless environment for them. This essentially means you cannot use traditional heating and cooling machines with an air duct system. Normally, I would have used central heating and cooling implements such as my old A/C machine and forced air furnace. These heating and cooling machines do pretty good for the puppies and kittens that you traditionally think about. With birds, it is essential to have some kind of radiant heating and cooling situation to keep them comfortable and avoid drafts altogether. Since I started selling some feathered friends at my shop I had to create a modern bird room complete with radiant heated flooring and geothermal cooling.The heating and cooling machines have been quite fancy to install… so I had better be able to sell these lavish parrots.