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Question about Covid with birds

Riomacaw

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I might have Covid and it take 3 days to find out and if I do is it bad to play with my bird? He’s a yellow collared macaw and I’m the only one who plays with him, Is it bad to play with him as if I do have it two weeks without him interacting with me would make him sad.
 

Shannan

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According to the CDC website there is no evidence that chickens and ducks can get Covid. There was no mention about parrots. I definitely would not spend lots of time cuddling them or having lots of close contact with your bird just to be safe but from what I have read on the internet, you can probably continue caring for your bird. This is probably a question that you might want to ask your vet to be sure. Anyone else have other answers? I am no the expert and haven't experienced Covid first hand. I know that birds can be prone to respiratory ailments so I always turn over Walter's care to family members when I am under the weather (which thankfully is very rarely as I am a teacher and thus my immune system stays in prime shape)
 

BirdLady13

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My bf and I both had COVID months ago and all of our birds appeared totally unaffected. According to the CDC, "birds have not been affected by this virus."
 

Shannan

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That is so reassuring to know for all us bird owners that we can continue to care for our birds.
 
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