- Jun 24, 2012
I used to take my peacock to Tractor Supply and Petsmart and everyone loved him, but Southern California has been battling Exotic Newcastle Disease since May of 2018, so if you live in California, or any neighboring states, I would not do it. If you live elsewhere, do call and get permission because with this Newcastle outbreak they might not want any avian visitors.
Source:https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/ahfss/animal_health/newcastle_disease_info.htmlDecember 23, 2019 - Virulent Newcastle Disease Update from State Veterinarian Dr. Annette Jones
Over the past month, Virulent Newcastle disease cases have increased because people have violated the CDFA VND Regional Quarantine by moving infected birds or contaminated equipment and secondary spread to neighboring flocks. We now have 20 new cases under investigation, all linked to the recent Bloomington area outbreak. Most of the cases are in San Bernardino County, with two in Riverside County and one in Los Angeles County. Backyard flocks as well as retail pet/feed stores are involved.