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can i give athletes foot to my bird?

Discussion in 'Birds - all breeds / types' started by katek, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. katek

    katek New Member

    i've just discovered that i have athlete's foot (still trying to find out where i got it from). i'm worried that my bird will contract it from me. she has a thing for my slippers and has spent time walking all over them. the fungus was also on my hands and i've handled her quite a bit too.
    do i need to rush her to the vet?
  2. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Hi, I don't think you can pass it to them but i am not 100% sure.
    If you are worried a quick call to an avian vet will put your mind at ease.
    Please let us know what you find out...

    If i find any information i will let you know

  3. DeLaUK

    DeLaUK New Member

    Been a while since I worked at a vets but from what I remember athletes foot is a 'tinea' and they generally are inter-species transmissable so yeah....I would definitely check with your vet, Id also be really careful of any treatments (anti-fungals) your using coming into contact with your bird.

    (I have to say that there are a range of tineas....ringworm is another strain which is definitely transmissable from animal to human/human to animal but I dont know for certain if some strains are more/less risky or capable of transmitting)
  4. katek

    katek New Member

    i phoned my vet who said that she won't contract it from me. what a relief
  5. charmedagain

    charmedagain New Member

    Thats great news, Glad everything ok


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