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bonjourtok

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I'm going to adopt a male baby lovebird soon when he is weaned and ready. I have a 1.5yo male lovebird at home already. Anyone have advice on quarantine procedures? They will be caged separately but live in the same room. Can I move him into the room right away but just keep them apart for play time & wash hands between handling them? Or should I put him in another room for the time being? How long should this last? Thanks for any insight.
 

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Same room is not an appropriate quarantine option as they are both in the same air.
Needs to be a totally different room with a separate air supply, I personally used a totally separate building to ensure the safety of all my birds.
 

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Or should I put him in another room for the time being?
Definitely!

How long should this last?
A minimum of 4 weeks, and also be sure to get your test results back first before breaking quarantine.

**When bringing home a lovebird, it is important to have them tested for PBFD, Psittacosis and Polyoma by your avian vet.
 
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