I need advice please. I really don't know what to do.
about a month ago I got a five month old sun conure, Sunny. She was the most perfect pet, a family member in a short time. We loved her so much. She was obtained through a breeder and brought to a vet within 72 hours. A CBC and sex test was done on her as well as a check up. Clean bill of health, I called our vet about her scratching her nares and sneezing and there was no discharge with the sneezing. She was eating and playful but fluffed up now and then but we thought it was her saying she was happy. The vet said to dust and to call if it got worse, it did and I ended up bringing a larthargic, frantic, and very sick bird for emergency care 4 days later. They put her on oxygen and I could not afford the testing and inpatient treatment for her that they wanted me to agree to. I asked for medicine and I wanted to treat her at home. I got antibiotics and antifungal liquids, as well as two powders to add to her food. She died the next afternoon while I was holding her on the phone with the vet saying I was going to bring her in again.
I want you to know that she was frantic and acted like she couldn't see. She was flapping and moving her head around very fast and would not become calm even under her blanket. She died suddenly and before I could bring her to the vet. I do not know why. After about 10 days we got another bird that the breeder offered us for free because she was a year old and needed love to become tame. We brought her home 6 days ago. She is eating, drinking, playing, becoming very loving, adjusting well, in a warm environment, and watched carefully. I assure you we have done all we or anyone could to sanitize the environment for this new conure. I scrubbed and washed and bleached what I could bleach.
However she is sneezing and has been from the first 24 hours she was in the house. She is scratching at her nares and she is bobbing her head up and down very very fast at times. I have read all I can about birds and I have focused on Sun Conures and their behavior. I am listening to her eat, I am in the same room with her next to her cage and she seems healthy but so did Sunny. I am so worried... I called the vet and they will see her but the costs will be the same... I don't even know if there is something wrong with her? She came with her Poly and Clamyidia tests both negitive and she was sexed. I wanted to avoid the vets office because I was worried Sunny got her illness at the vet. I am worried. There are also three cats, allowed outside but not ever allowed near the bird. I want to say more but don't know what to tell you. Please help