Can Parrots Get Coronavirus?
But the big question of current times is, can birds get the the strain of Coronavirus that caused this pandemic? More importantly, can they give COVID-19 to their people? So if you find yourself asking:
Are my birds safe from COVID-19, and is my family safe around my birds?
According to World Parrot Trust, “The short answer is yes, your bird can not become infected by this strain of coronavirus and so you can also not get the virus from your birds.” Although birds supposedly cannot get infected, many airports have postponed the transportation of birds on their airlines until they know for sure.
So maybe they can't get the virus, but can they carry it? The CDC states that while there is "limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low." Birds have not been proven to have carried COVID-19 but there has not been much research into the topic.
How to keep you and your bird safe from spreading diseases like COVID-19
The term biosecurity (further explained by the USDA) is the terms used to mean everything that can be done to prevent diseases and the pathogens that carry them – viruses, bacteria, funguses, parasites and other microorganisms – from passing between birds, property, and people.
To keep you and your bird safe, follow the usual guidelines of COVID-19 prevention of spread. Wash your hands before and after you handle bird, clean their cage regularly and do not expose them or yourself to a lot of people.