Can parakeets catch bird mites from sitting on the inside of a screened window?


May 11, 2018
2 Rosy Bourke's parrots
…Or any other nasty things?

There are no, and have never been, any nests on the outside concrete ledge. But i’ve seen sparrows and an occasion dove rest on there for a few, until they move off into the tree or sky. But not while my bird is there.

My bird will go sit on a perch in front of the window, but I’ve seen him inside the window next to the screen, a few times over the summer.


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I'm not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but from a day of Google it sounds like maybe? Depending on your house structure and local bird population.

My area has a few species that could be carrying avian flu, and it has been found in my county, but they stay near the lake so my backyard *should* be safe, for example.

From what I looked up, as far as mites, making sure to remove potential nesty spots around or on your house (furnace vents, eaves, etc) is a big piece of preventing them getting in to the house.

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