Wear protection when working outdoors. If the potential for kicking up dust and other particles is high, wearing a mask can help protect against psittacosis.
Wear protection when working with birds. If handling wild birds or other birds that could be infected, wearing a mask and gloves can help protect against psittacosis.
Consult a veterinarian. Birds that appear ill should be separated from other healthy birds and seen by a veterinarian.
Control wild bird populations. “Bird-proofing” and using other methods to discourage nesting in areas around your home will decrease the possibility of being exposed to psittacosis.