Birds cannot contract or carry rabies. Rabies is specific to mammals such as dogs, humans, cows and deer. Cold-blooded animals such as reptiles, amphibians and fish cannot get rabies.Continue Reading
The rabies virus focuses on an animal's central nervous system. Animals with rabies exhibit drastic behavior changes. Some animals show increased aggression, while others become overly docile. Symptoms of rabies can include frothing at the mouth, choking, convulsions or even paralysis.
Rabies is potentially fatal to humans. If a person is bitten by a potentially rabid animal, medical help should be sought immediately. It is important to keep track of the animal responsible so that it can be captured and tested.Learn more about Birds
Rescue birds are typically pet birds that have ended up in animal rescue and have been deemed healthy and safe enough to adopt to a new owner. They are often exotic birds, such as parrots, but some livestock, such as chickens, are also usually available.Full Answer >
Doves and pigeons are birds belonging to the clade Columbidae, a group characterized by their plump bodies, short necks, round heads and compact, slender bills. Plumage and size vary greatly by species; the largest member of this clade can weigh 9 pounds while the smallest weighs less than 30 grams.Full Answer >
Because most birds within the United States are protected by the Migratory Bird Act of 1918, citizens cannot legally kill or relocate birds, their nests or their eggs. Scaring the birds off may work temporarily, but if the bird has an established territory around a house this isn't likely to work for long. The only steps that can be taken to stop the noise are steps to block it out.Full Answer >
Condors are the largest living flying birds — Andean condors, a subspecies, are the biggest. Andean condors live in the Andean mountain range in South America. They have impressive 10-foot wingspans and may reach over 30 pounds in weight. They often live in windy areas, as they need the help of strong wind currents to help them lift off the ground and stay in the air with minimal effort.Full Answer >