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What bugs are these on these birds I'm feeding?

In the afternoon I like to feed these birds in front of my yard and some have these little bugs off them and bite me but I am so into these cute birds I don't care they bite me.

But what are they? Would they make me sick?

Concerned...thx!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:12 AM on Dec. 28, 2012 in Health

Answers (6)
  • Fleas?
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 12:13 AM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • Mites?

    Some parasites carry diseases.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:21 AM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • ewww
    do you see them at all?
    luvmygrandbaby

    Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 12:35 AM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • Bird mites, and they do carry disease, I would put the food out and run, they are as hard to get rid of as bed bugs! If they are so infested they are jumping off and biting you, the birds are most likely sick.
    jerseydiva

    Answer by jerseydiva at 9:25 AM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • I once saw an episode of Infested with bird mites. It was so terrible that in the end, they left everything they owned and moved away.
    JulieJacobKyle

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:24 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

  • Most birds have little mites on them. I, personally, wouldn't want those things crawling on and biting me.
    Ludvik_Smith

    Answer by Ludvik_Smith at 12:57 PM on Dec. 28, 2012

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