Chlamydia (now known as Chlamydophila) psittaci has been mainly associated with parrots and other Psittacine birds. There is also a cat variant of this same bacteria that causes an infection around the eyes (conjunctiva) of cats and there is a vaccine available for this in cats.
The bacteria does also infect humans and is mainly a potentially serious respiratory pathogen. You should be able to get a lot more info on the human aspects of psittacosis (ornithosis) on the human medicine pages of this web site.
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