I have found some paint which is environmentally friendly, has no VOCs or toxins, is water based, has no odour and can be used on virtually anything. The ingredients are chalk, clay, titanium dioxide, resin, talcum, preservative and wax. I have got some in a cream colour and have used it to paint a table. I am thinking of painting everything so that the parrot dust doesn't show!
Somewhere in another universe, dear brother, you got saved.