My birds nose bleeds at times

by Kaleigh

My bird sometimes bleeds rights from his nose it never drips it just goes right under the nostril and he doesnt act like it huts him when you touch it, it happens i'd say about every 2 weeks maybe give a day or two.
We recently bought him(8 months or so) off of someone and they didnt take care of him properly (or at all!) and we had a friend look at him (a bird breeder) and he said he had mites and gave us this stuff called SCATT (i believe)and he later said after using scatt for a while and giving him garlic boiled in his water he said everything looked clearer and the bump on his nostril went down but now the bleeding has started and i thought it was from a pop bottle that he loves to throw around but it happen when he wasnt playing with the bottle and i never see it happen i just see it there. I know noone hits him or he isnt hurting himself he's well loved now and his new wings are growing in, OH, and he did puke about 2 weeks ago i was giving him a peanut and i looked down to peel it for him and he puke a clear liquid not alot and he started eating and acting normal so i called a family member who dealt with alot of birds of all kinds and worked with a vet at one time, and she said it was probably nothing and not to worry. I dont have the money right now for a birds vet bill considering how expensive birds are so i thought i'd see if i could get some other expert opinion before i go see a vet. Anyway if you could please let me know what you think it could be from i'd really appreciate it. Thank you so much!

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Apr 01, 2009
by: LORI

There is an article on about garlic and onions possibly being harmful to birds.
I would discontinue the garlic in the water and go see a vet. Also getting him to eat an organic pellet diet is really important for a long healthy life.

Apr 01, 2009
Bird with nose bleeds
by: Tracie

I am sorry to hear about your bird. Dr. B suggests that you take the bird to an avian vet, even though it is expensive. The only way to determine if this is an infection or something else is to have the bird examined and tests run.

You do not want to treat the wrong problem while the real problem gets worse. Giving your bird treatments without being examined can make your bird more sick.

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