nose bleed - nanday conure

We have a Nanday Conure. The bird was purchased in May 2009 and is just over a year old. He appears to have a deformed nostril, the left is a lot larger than the right. He has always had this deformity and this causes him to sneeze often. In the past 3 months I have started to notice some alarming symptoms. I've seen blood spatter on a mirror near his cage where he sneezes and sprays blood. It has been very small amounts. About a month ago he fell off his perch after he'd gone to roost for the night. All of a sudden he fell off and started flapping crazily. I picked him up as I feared he would break a pin feather or hurt himself flapping around like that. I held his wings still but his head kept spinning around wildly. I am pretty sure he had a seizure. Than today he had a severe bloody nose, it was more blood than he had produced before and it started randomly pouring out and the bird hadn't had an accident or anything along those lines. It stopped bleeding after a minute but I am scared, what could this be?

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Feb 26, 2010
nose bleed - nanday conure
by: Linda

THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION, AND YOU HAVE TO GET HIM INTO SEE AN AVIAN VET IN YOUR DRIVING AREA IMMEDIATELY. This could be a tumor that is putting pressure on nerves and is causing both the bleeding and the seizures.

Some tumors are fairly easy to remove once they have been located using some kind of scan which the Avian Vet can talk with you about.Regular X-Rays will not show soft tissue problems, so don't waste your money on one.

This will not get any better until he is seen by an Avian Vet as there is no way we or anyone can tell you anything over the internet or phone. I DO know that chronic blood loss will kill him if the seizures don't, so please do not delay taking your bird to Avian Vet for a diagnosis and treatment.

Let us know what the vet has to say, and anytime you see blood coming from ANY oraface, please consider this an emergency situation and seek help immediatly.

Linda

Feb 26, 2010
Bleeding bird needs a vet
by: Tracie

Please take your bird to see an avian vet right away. Dr. B can not help your bird, because he can not examine or treat your bird over the Internet.

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