Should i play with my budgie with a cold?

Hi i've got a cold right now and i just wanted to know whether it could be harmful if i took out my budgie and kept him on my shoulder? It isn't a serious cold just a blocked nose and occasionally a sneeze. Please let me know if i should take him out.
Thanks.

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Jun 29, 2008
Birds getting our sickness
by: The Vet

Dr. B answered this recently...

It is not possible to give our birds a virus like the flu. However, we can pass bacterial infections to our pet birds. And if we have a virus infection, there is a chance that we have a secondary bacterial infections anyway.

So, anytime you are sick, don't kiss your bird, keep him away from your face, and always wash your hands before handling him.

Dr B

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