Cockatiel with red eyes and nostrils.
by Isabella Cezário
(Brasília, DF, Brazil)
Hi! I have a 6-months-old, possibly male, lutino cockatiel. He's molting, by the way. It's been about 4 days that I've noticed that his left eye's eyelids are red and that his nostrils are a little bit red. He doesn't sneeze much, but when he does there is a lot of discharge. He's on a pellet based diet and, as much as I try, he refuses to eat vegetables and fruits (he only likes the dried fruit that come with his pellets.)
His droppings are very small, dark and dry sometimes, or large and dark moss green, and sometimes they are very watery. His droppings used to be fairly consistent and coil normally. I also have a slight impression that his urine is greenish.
Besides that, he's acting like a normal healthy bird; he's eating, drinking and sleeping normally. Ever since he started molting he's been really cranky, hissing and opening his wings at everything. Should I be worried? Should I take him to his vet? I am so paranoid about his health! He's my little baby bird! Please help me.
Thank you, Isabella.
ps: He was tested for parrot fever and parasites about 2 months ago and everything was negative.