Is budgie poop dangerous to humans and pets?

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A budgie can poop 40-50 times a day, or every 10-20 minutes.

Budgie poops (droppings) are dangerous when particular conditions occur.

If a budgie poops left uncleaned for a period of time, the bacteria, fungi population grows quickly. But, it doesn’t mean a fresh budgie poop has no bacteria or fungi.

Humans and other pets can get sick from both dried or moist budgie poop because of the bacteria and fungi population. Bacteria and fungi populations are toxic for humans and other pets.

Humans and other pets can get cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and psittacosis by breathing air that contains microscopic fungus, dust, and bacteria (Chlamydia psittaci) from dried or moist budgie poop.

What diseases can humans get from budgies poop?

Humans can get diseases from budgie poops, such as cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and psittacosis (ornithosis).

What happens if a kid eats bird poop?

If a kid eats budgie poop, the kid may get signs and symptoms such as nausea, tiredness, a loss of muscle control, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, blindness.

Salmonella is the most hazardous threat if a child eats poop. Salmonella can damage the brain, spinal cord, eyes, and other organs.

Common salmonella symptoms that are caused by physical interaction with budgie poop are listed as nausea, tiredness, a loss of muscle control, blindness, a coma.

Can you get sick from touching dried or moist budgie poop?

Humans and other pets can get sick from touching dried or moist budgie poop, such as cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and psittacosis (ornithosis), salmonella.

Do budgie poop cause respiratory (lung) problems in humans?

Yes, budgie poop cause respiratory (lung) problems and diseases such as cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and psittacosis (ornithosis).

Can budgie poop make you blind?

Budgie poop can contain salmonella bacteria that cause salmonella disease.

Salmonella disease has symptoms including blindness as a symptom of the disease.

An interaction with budgie poop that is contaminated with salmonella bacteria can cause blindness that may be seen in the first week of infection.

What diseases do budgie poops give to cats?

Indoor cats and outdoor cats can get diseases from budgie poop such as cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and psittacosis (ornithosis), salmonella.

What diseases do budgie poops give to dogs?

Indoor dogs and outdoor dogs can get diseases from budgie poop such as cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and psittacosis (ornithosis), salmonella.

Does all budgie poop have histoplasmosis?

All budgie poops don’t have histoplasmosis. A budgie must be infected with a fungus called “Histoplasma capsulatum” to drop poops that have histoplasmosis disease.

Can budgie poops be vacuumed?

No, budgie poops shouldn’t be vacuumed. The air circulation of vacuum cleaners makes vacuumed poop dry quickly.

The air evacuation of the vacuum machines causes easy contamination of breathing the air of humans and other pets with bacteria and fungus that makes diseases such as cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, and psittacosis (ornithosis).

Do all type of budgie poop dangerous to humans and other pets?

Watery, dried, different colors (such as yellow, green, gray, red, white, black) budgie poop may contain fungus and bacteria that can be dangerous to humans and other pets.

Sources:

  1. https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/pets/birds.html
  2. https://www.vet.cornell.edu/departments-centers-and-institutes/cornell-feline-health-center/health-information/feline-health-topics/histoplasmosis
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5189140/
  4. https://www.ehs.iastate.edu/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/factsheets/birddropping.pdf