All live animals can be a source of harmful germs and bacteria but with the proper precautions, they are safe to handle. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after handling or caring for your birds. Children must be closely supervised while handling their pets and should never be allowed to touch their faces while doing so. Poultry should also be held in a manner that makes the bird comfortable. This will reduce the chance of you getting flogged, spurred, pecked, and scratched. Never hold a bird next to your face or kiss on them either. We will include a safe handling sheet with your order as well.