cat saliva

i was reading an artical about cockatoo and one of the questions that was posted was about having other pets in the house and that a cat's saliva can be harmful to a cockatoo, if this is true what does the saliva do to the cockatoo?

Comments for cat saliva

Click here to add your own comments

Jan 18, 2009
Is cat saliva really dangerous for birds?
by: The Vet

It is harmful. Cats carry a deadly bacteria in their mouths called Pasturella. The bacteria causes rapid (24-48 hours) sepsis.

Dr B

Click here to add your own comments