Can birds catch human illnesses?
I was wondering if budgies, cockatiels, etc. can catch illnesses such as colds, stomach virus, etc. from humans. I feel like I may be coming down with a cold and I surely don't want to give it to my birds. Should I avoid handling them for a few days?
AUbieBird with 7 budgies....Fred and Ethel, Merry and Pippin, Alice and Uluru and Boomer....Little Bit, the very talkative and personable cockatiel....and Tilly, the regent parrot who likes to follow me around the house like a dog