blue and gold sneezin allergies? heater causing sneezing?
Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:17 PM
skye sleeps in my room with me on the shelf on my headboard. we were laying down yesterday snuggled up for awhile and i had my heater on, and it was so nice and toasty warm. she walked over a little closer to the heat flow which the heater itself was on my nightstand away from us quit a distance. she loved the flow of heat coming out. we were both nice and warm, then she started sneezing. now yesterday she didnt go by the heat flow and she started sneezing., fluid stuff came out of her ceres/nose.
i turned the heat off, since last night she was sneezing too. i took her into the bathroom and wiped off her beak since she had birdy snot on it, and wiped off her ceres. my vet had told me before that bgs have allergies and i can give her a small dose of childrens motrin allergy which i did. im not good in math but i gave her 1/2 of 1/4btsp. last night and it stopped her from sneezing. last night she really scared me cuz her tongue was tapping up and down in her beak which i freaked out cuz i thought she wasnt breathing right, so after the small dose of childrens motrin, it made her stop sneezing, and she was fine. which i was so scared i got like 3 hours of sleep and am at work (at home) miserable. but she is fine and doing her normally birdy things, like screaming if i leave the room or she isnt with me. she is now sitting on my shoulder preening. (i have created a monster who always wants her mommy. she will even scream mommmmmmaaaw what the f&&k when i leave the room with out her.)
so has anyone has had issues with a heater and their macaw? or with allergies???? she has sneezed before, but not consistantly 2 nights in a row so im thinking it might be somethign with the heater and wont use it around her anymore.
Posted 31 March 2010 - 02:33 PM
Posted 31 March 2010 - 03:08 PM
I wouldn't let her hang out near a heater because the heat is drying out her nares;which is the nose holes, not the ceres.
A wet sneeze should be checked by a BCAV. Sneezing is normal wet not so much. I don't believe I have ever heard of giving a parrot children's motrin, I'd be leary of that one.
With that down overcoat on why does your fid need to be near a heater? They don't sweat and can overheat easily.
Posted 31 March 2010 - 04:31 PM
Please do not allow your bird to get near the heater. Some can put off poisenous odors. Espeially if they have teflon in them. Please take your guy to the vets.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 06:42 PM
I'd maybe seek a second opinion regarding the Children's motrin.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:12 PM
The tongue thing is definately panting.... Ive seen it many times when my macaws over-heat in summer. Panting is not good... it means cool me down asap.
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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:22 PM
she is so good at night, she just perches on her shelf and sleeps. now maybe cuz i had raised her from 5.5 weeks. but oh boy that doesnt stop her during the day climbing up the curtains as she is doing now, and i will be getting her when i get done typing this.
ya i have actually had a couple of avain vets tell me to use childrens motrin allergy, and i said are you sure? and they said yes it will help because of the antihistimine in it. she was precribed it too when she plucked her feathers. (which reminds me adfter the first roommate left after 2 yeares she did it bad@ then she3 did it again 1 year later afer i adopted out a 6 month old kitten that i raised that was left on my door step. this room moved out nicely in nov. and she didnt do it this time and hasnt done it since. THANK GOD!)
working at home i just keep skye with me, and tell her momma has to work and she is good. course i spoil her and when like this morning with 3 hours of sleep she was on her cage screaming at me to hold her and i just couldnt handle the screaming so i just let her come by me and she sat on my shoulder behaving. its really amazing how attached these birds are, and how she would get mad at me for leaving her by herself. she now added g dammit to her momma wtf g dammit. like who do you think you are to leave me! wow!
she isnt sneezing or anything at all now. so im watching her all day today since im on the clock til 6 today. if the wet stuff happens again im geting her to the vet immediatly. i lost a macaw that had the wetness ALL THE TIME, first macaw and i had no idea she was sick and i still cry over her. so i watch this one all the time for anything scary. i have a nice vet really close that could do a quick exam to listen to her breathing which i dont hear anything heavy or her troubled. then i have another one a little farther away, if i need to get her tests done. she had pnemonia as a baby an i will never forget how scary that was, the sound of her having a hard time breathing.
ok i need to get my bird off my curtains now. goofy blue girl!
Posted 26 December 2011 - 08:45 AM
Possible corrections for your heater problem. 1 turn up the heat in your house. 2 throw out that heater and buy an oil filled electric heater for that room. best yet if you can not do the first suggestion. then do the second but add to that a large macaw cage,cover and heated perch. that will eliminate a lot of causes. A vet trip may be cost a few hundred$ but a large feathered friend is about a grand monetarily. The loss of a large feathered friend is the struggle of a life time. I have never gotten over the loss of my first and that was a theft. Can not imagine from my lack of doing something. just a little about me. I have left a house and rented an apartment because of mold potential. I left a wife because she would not just leave the poor bird alone as well as her getting into a screaming match with the poor bird.(by the way. if you do this with a macaw you will lose. just ask her). I left an apartment for a super messing with my bird when i was not home. Do not take any chances with your bird. ever. As far as i am concerned they are better than people.
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