New Hahn's Macaw
I have a newly adopted Hahn's macaw. He is presently quarantined in my sunny, warm family room, on a separate floor from my other birds. When we got him a few days ago, I noticed that his nares are pinkish, but not inflamed or infected looking. I have been watching him - he eats well, plays, vocalizes and eliminates normally. He was very stressed, leaving his former owner, whom he was very attached to.
I was waiting to have him checked out by the vet,so I wouldn't totally stress him out, but decided that I will take him in to the avian vet this afternoon. I've contacted a few Hahn's breeders online by email about the pinkish nares, but none have gotten back to me. I'm thinking he may have some sort of respiratory infection in the works, due to his all seed diet in his former home. (maybe a vitamin A deficiency?) I've introduced him to Roudybush pellets, sweet potato birdie bread, and fruits and veggies to improve his diet. He also has been shaking his head, but only when he gets ready to talk. (sinus/ear involvement?) Any advice is welcome! Thank you!