Toxoplasmosis in birds?

To: Marg Peachey <>, Maryanne Gates <>
Subject: Toxoplasmosis in birds?
From: Robin Eckermann via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 20:51:03 +0000

Thanks everyone for your replies. The consensus seems to be that its had a lot of human contact prior to being released into the wild (or escaping into the wild). Either that, or maybe a touch of mad cow disease?  :)  Either way, quite an entertaining little visitor.

Regards ... Robin
Phone: 02-6161-6161 (w) 0418-630-555 (m)

On 10/11/2022 10:30 pm, Marg Peachey wrote:
I agree Maryanne, ACT Wildlife hardly ever gets fledgling or juvenile king parrots in care.  I was thinking maybe someone robbed a hollow and raised the bird.
And toxoplasmosis is not a disease of birds, in this area,  it is a zoonotic disease spread by cats and affects possums occasionally (and people).

kind regards,

Marg Peachey
Training Officer, ACT Wildlife
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