Not sure if Cockatiel is sick or not
Posted 08 December 2012 - 05:08 PM
now my question is as of recently she has been sneezing a quite a bit. she'll have a few sneezing fits of about 5-10 sneezes then stop for a bit, sneeze a few more times then be fine for a good hour in which she might sneeze once or twice again or not for a few more hours. this does not happen often. ive just noticed it more.
while sneezing there is no discharge other then a wet spray that ill feel if she sneezes on my face. her nares look a little red after sneezing after a while i can usually see a bit of red around the outer most area of her nares when i put her in the light then will die down to the normal brownish looking colour.
her poop is nicely formed, she will eat a lot. she could drink more water though. on a pellet diet with a seed mixture.
she'll sleep during the day if left alone in a quite place but otherwise if shes perched on me she will grab my glasses, climb, preen, bite my clothes, play, etc.
at night at around 7pm she will be super energetic and will like to explore and such.
i keep her in the basement, which ill admit is a bit dusty.
had her on antibiotics for 2 weeks, vets orders just in case there was something wrong with her.
just need to if this warrants another vet visit or not. or if im just over reacting.
forgot to mention that shes molting.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:45 PM
Some sneezing is ok and to be expected, but frequent sneezing throughout the day would concern me. Would recommend moving her to a more airy part of the house and call up the a-vet, after all, the a-vet should want to do a follow up visit. It may even be possible she has something stuck in her nares that is bothering her.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:05 PM
If the air in your home is stuffy, then some fresh air from outside may be beneficial, just watch the temperature of the room. Healthy birds can withstand temperature changes without issues, although a bird that is truly sick (fluffed up, listless, eyes closed, etc) should be kept warm.
Hope she's fine!
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