Amazon Parrot

by Linda
(Va.)

Parrot with one nostril closed

Parrot with one nostril closed

My Amazon Parrot has a problem with closed nostrils. A chunk of stuff came out of one side and left a large hole. The other side is closed. Can you tell me what is causing this? Thanks. Linda

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Apr 23, 2009
Amazon with serious problems
by: The Vet

Your bird has a serious problem that needs to be addressed immediately. This can be caused by many different things. It is probably a granuloma from a chronic infection, maybe bacterial maybe fungal such as Aspergillus. Your bird could also be chronically deficient of many vitamins, but in particular this I caused by a vitamin A deficiency.

You should get to a veterinarian now, and they will likely inject nutritional supplements like Vit A, D and calcium. But this is temporary and you need to get this bird onto Harrison's pellets starting today. I suspect there are health problems related to this problem, too. When the other nare is cleaned out it is going to look like the first one.

Dr B

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