Parrot Disease Transmission Question
Hello, I have an African Grey parrot, and recently acquired 3 orphaned Rouen ducklings as indoor pets. I have kept the birds separate for fear of disease transmission from the ducks to the parrot, however separation is quickly becoming an impossibility as the ducks are growing fast.
I have asked many different avian authorities, including veterinarians and wildlife rehabilitators, if it would be safe to have the ducks and parrot in the same room/house, but have not been able to get a definite answer. Any advice on the matter would be greatly appreciated, as I definitely would not want to jeopardize the health of my parrot.
A little more information:
-My parrot is 3 years old.
-I have had the ducks since they hatched 7 weeks ago and they are imprinted on me.
-The ducks are primarily indoors but do go outside with me for a little while each day.
-The ducks and parrot would not be eating out of the same dishes or coming in contact with each other's droppings. They would not be lose at the same time, but they would be in the same room and may come in contact with the same surfaces.
Are there diseases that could be passed between the birds, or would it be safe to have them together?
Thank you very much for your help.