Conure sneezing

by Hector Shim

My Conure has been sneezing every half-hour or so for the last week. He is 4 months old.

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Sep 26, 2018
Question- and answer
by: Ellis

My 1 and 8 month year old conure sneezes a lot, I’m a little worried and all the vets avian vets are very far away. She sneezes a lot when she itches her nose, but I think that cause she just shoves her little boogers back and sneezes cause she can’t breathe through her nostril, is that right? And for someone’s question, your bird "gags" when she rubs her ear? It’s like us when our ears pop we yawn, so I think that’s what she is doing, correct me if I’m wrong, if it’s more like a gag not a yawn, and shedding white stuff if it’s not fluffy like her feathers then go to the vet! Because it might just be her baby feathers.

Feb 08, 2016
Riley sneezing
by: E

I took my Riley a pineappple green cheek to a vet because I was worried about the same problem sneezing. The vet told me he was fine, not sick at all. The vet said it was normal and not too worry unless I saw discharge, not clear water but discharge. The vet gave me an example he has two mcaws and said they both sneezed all the time. Sometimes it's a habit they get and will keep doing it, and it's okay. The time to worry is if they don't want to eat, hover on bottom of cage or even pass away right in food plate. From what the vet told me birds have little stomachs, and if their sick they will keep eating and pass away inside food plate. I hope this was useful.

Nov 21, 2010
I'm worried!?
by: Cheeky's Mommy

My fancy green cheek conure has been sneezing alot lately. She does the whole putting her claw in her nose picking at it making her sneeze sometimes but other times all she has to do is itch by her ear. She usually gags while doing that or when I scratch her by her ear. I'm not so worried about her gag reflex as I am with her constant sneezing. She makes herself sneeze alot of the time I think but lately when she's on my shoulder and sneezes I fell a little bit of dampness on the back of my neck. I'm worried it's discharge. It might just be water but I don't know. It's been going on for mabey a week now. She does it mabey every half hour, 45 minutes or hour. I'm not sure I don't keep track. Her eating has slowed down. She doesn't seem hungry anymore. I even got her more sunflower seeds and millet (her favorite). I want to take her to a vet but in my town I doubt there's alot that deal with birds.. Please help and give advice!!!

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Oct 22, 2008
sneezing is bad?!
by: Anonymous


So I have been really worried about my green cheeked conure sneezing, so I typed in "conure sneezing" into google and found this page!

SO....My conure had been sneezing maybe 1-2 times every hour for about 3 weeks. I took him to a said sneezing is BAD, and gave him an antibiotic that would cure "whatever infection he had."

MY BIRD IS STILL SNEEZING!! I don't know what to do, he finished his antibiotic and is still sneezing and now I am worried. Please help if you can.

Other details:

1) constantly shedding white stuff
2) always seems to be itching
3) had behavior issues last week
4) eats like normal

help :(

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Jul 31, 2008
by: Anonymous

hey, i just got my conure bird one day ago she is 4 months old and she has been sneezing pretty often should i be concerned i was told she was in 100% great health.

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As per the vet, yes you should take your bird to an avian vet to be checked out.

Jul 02, 2008
My Sun Conure is sneezing too
by: Julie

Hi, I just bought my 4 mo. old sun conure within this past week. Yesterday she bathed in her drinking water and has been sneezing ever since. Not constantly, but more than a couple of times. Today the feathers on her belly looked ruffled. Should I be concerned?

Jan 01, 2008
Conure Sneezing
by: The Vet

If the bird has just started this activity and "sneezes" every half hour all day long. Get the bird to an Avian Vet for a check up.

Dec 31, 2007
conure sneezing
by: hector

He sneezes at different times.usually when he settles down. HELP!!!!

Dec 30, 2007
Bird Sneezing
by: Tracie

Hello Hector,

Please post more information. How long has this been going on? Does this just happen for a short time, maybe after eating or drinking? Is your bird healthy looking and active?

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