cortizone use on a severe macaw
by carol gelfand
i gave my severe a bath a few days ago and she must have got some water in her nares and has been sneezing. i blow dried her after the bath to insure she was completely dry. i thought maybe if a little fungus had formed in her nares due to the water i would dab the area with a little vinegar. which is known for its anti fungul properties and is natural. well it burned her i could tell by her reaction. i have cortizone on hand and neosporin so i rub a tiny amount of cortiznone around each nare which is slightly red. did i do the right thing?