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Old 03-06-2017, 06:33 PM
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Parrots and your mouth.

Do you let your parrot near your mouth or teeth with their beak?
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:39 PM
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Re: Parrots and your mouth.

No, no, no

a) Human mouths have bacteria that parrots immune system can not fight.

b) At some point your parrot is going to be in the wrong kind of mood, and familiarity with your mouth could mean a chunk of lip will be missing.

c) Same thing , but with noses.

I let Salty give me kisses, but on the cheek. No bacteria and its hard for him to get a chunk of cheek meat. I see people on face book letting their bird clean the scuzz off their teeth, but you never see follow up videos. Jeeez, if your teeth get that fuzzy, see a dentist fer crying our loud.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:41 PM
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Re: Parrots and your mouth.

Bingo Yes.
Pacho No.
Bella yes (but only dry kisses).
Cockatiels No.

I got into the habit (the bad habit) of giving kisses to my Bingo. He was the first parrot that I was able to handle up close and personal. I did not know at the time it was a bad thing to do.
I don't do it much any more. Sometimes he is very insistent.
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:48 PM
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Re: Parrots and your mouth.

I kiss JoJo's head or back, he kisses my nose!
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:07 AM
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Re: Parrots and your mouth.

No, too dangerous for both of us...Nigel has never bitten me but I know the possibility is there and I don't want a bite on the face. No for him because human saliva can pose a danger to birds.

Just not a good scenario.
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Old 03-07-2017, 12:23 AM
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Re: Parrots and your mouth.

Robin is the only one cuddly and bonded enough to get near my mouth, but for the reasons stated above, I "try" to keep him away. Also if I'm eating in the room with the birds, I will not offer them food if it has been touched by my fork or spoon from my mouth.

Sometimes when we're cuddling and laying together, and I have Robin in the crook of my neck, he will reach up and try to get into my mouth. I'm usually pretty good about keeping my mouth out of reach, but at times he gets in there for a second or taps his beak on my teeth (which is what happens if my lips aren't closed tight together lol. I then wipe his beak off firmly with my shirt, and tell myself to stop worrying because his immune system can take care of a certain amount of germs.
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Re: Parrots and your mouth.

I knew someone who said he lost his Amazon a few days after it bit his lip. He put him in a plastic bag and hugged him close to his chest for a week after he died wracked with grief. I said What? No, don't beat yourself up, it had to be a coincidence, he had something else going on. But just to the safe, lots of kissies on the cheek and don't let near the inside of your mouth.
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:32 PM
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Re: Parrots and your mouth.

If I'm close to Perjo and talking or making noises with her she seems to time it just right to try to take a peek into my mouth, she likes when my mouth is open and seems to be interested in seeing what's in there. I have to be careful, b/c she is a quick little bugger.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:06 PM
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Re: Parrots and your mouth.

Timneh seems to be interested in my mouth and has gotten her beak in my mouth before I knew what was going on. So now I have to be careful when shes on my shoulder she doesn't lean over for a smooch.
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