Man with African grey parrot both wearing respirator masks

Can I Give My Bird the Coronavirus? Part 1

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From the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)

“Out of an abundance of caution, it is recommended that those ill with COVID-19 limit contact with animals until more information is known about the virus”  

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Find part 2 here


Short answer – yes.


Coronavirus is a zoonotic virus.


Coronavirus is a disease that began (we think) in a Chinese fish market that also sold wild animals.


Chinese people like to eat many wild animals and want to watch to make sure they are getting what they purchase. As a result, they can become contaminated by the animal’s blood in the markets they shop at.


I know many of us although concerned or tired of listening to the constant drone of news about the coronavirus.


Here are some articles we researched that will help you better understand the zoonotic relationship coronavirus has between you and your bird(s).


By the way, bleach is not an option to use around birds.

The vapors from chlorine bleach can cause irritation and even death in pet birds.


The Wuhan Coronavirus and Companion Pets

Coronaviruses in Avian Species – Review with Focus on Epidemiology and Diagnosis in Wild Birds

WHO recommendations to reduce the risk of transmission of emerging pathogens from animals to humans in live animal markets

List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 | US EPA

China bans wildlife trade, consumption because of the coronavirus outbreak


This bird-safe disinfectant will help guard your bird against Coronavirus.

Mango Pet Focus Cleaner & Sanitizer Concentrate 32 oz

Mango Pet Focus Cleaner & Sanitizer Ready To Use Spray 32 oz [11401081001] – $21.00 :


Written by Mitch Rezman
Approved by Catherine Tobsing

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