Human cold and birds.
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 04:51 PM
I have a CAG.Recently I've had a bad cold and she's been a lot more affectionate and I've been trying to avoid my interaction with her because I'm afraid she could catch my cold.Ive heard that they can and can't so I wanted to see if I could get a more certain answer.Today she crawled on my shoulder and I couldnt remember if I wiped my nose where she was earlier when I wasn't thinking.So I took her and washed her feet.I just don't want to hurt her.Thanks in advance.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 05:23 PM
Birds can't "catch a cold" or anything like a cold, so you should not fear her getting sick because you have a cold. However, there are some zoonotic bacteria from you that could still make her sick (even were you not sick), so it would still be best to keep your hands and face clean and no kisses, nose scritches or otherwise that might transfer bolidy fluid from you to your bird. If you have your CAG with you while you wipe your eyes, nose or mouth, try to remember to wash your hands before touching your bird.
Monica & Fids (Fids = Feathered Kids)
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