A REMINDER TO ALL VOLUNTEERS RE: SAFETY WHEN HANDLING BIRDS!
Health and safety is so important, particularly with bird rescues. Birds can carry a range of diseases like Psittacosis, which is a serious bacterial disease which can cause pneumonia, so you need to take all precautions when handling any birds even if they don’t appear to be sick. Click here for more information on Psittacosis.
We have been in consultation with the Department of Health about this issue and while this should all be standard practice for you already, we are passing on their advice to you for when you are dealing with ALL BIRD cases:
Finally, here are two links to fact sheets from the Department of Health about Psittacosis:
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