I just wanted to warn everyone about a possible problem with pet birds. My clinical outlook is CFS due to bartonella spp. and epstein barr virus. I love parrots and a fancy pet store had a large adult Maccaw macaw living on a perch display. He was friendly but a bit cranky. I played with him several times in the past with no problems. However the last time he bit me and drew blood. The following week I visited the shop to find out that the Macaw had died of a mysterious infection that the couldn't identify. Onset was a few days after he bit me. I'm convinced he died because the of the blood exposure. Perhaps CFS is more deadly to birds than humans. Be careful with any pet birds.