Parakeet red right nostril

by Annonymous
(Las Vegas,NV,USA)

Hi, I noticed that my parakeet seems to have something red-ish in his right nostril, it doesn't seem to bother him much but he hasn't been as energetic as he used to be and has been pretty quiet as well. To describe it a little further, I guess it looks more like a small piece of lint in his nostril and I'm not sure if this has any relevance but he has made a really really soft squeaking sound a couple times before in the past 2 days. He is about 6-8months old and was actually rescued maybe a week + a day ago. Any response would be appreciated thanks.

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Apr 29, 2010
Parakeet red right nostril
by: Linda

As Tracie said, you need to take your bird to an Avian Vet immediately as this could also be dried blood which means either an infection or injury. All new birds, especially rescues, need to be checked out by an Avian Vet in the first week you have them because all of them are going to have varying degrees of infections, parasites, internal and possibly external plus if they have been abused, one could be dealing with an old or new injury.

So, get your phone book out and look for vets in your area whose ads say they have an Avian vet in their practice or look for an Avian vet in practice alone or with one or more Avian Vets. DO NOT TAKE BIRD TO A REGULAR DOG AND CAT VET AS THEY ARE NOT LICENSED AND TRAINED TO TREAT BIRDS AND WILL MAKE MATTERS WORSE UP TO AND INCLUDING DEATH OF BIRD.

Do not wait any longer because this bird has already had a terrible life, and now needs to be seen by an Avian doctor who can make sure he is healthy or give you proper medicines to make sure he is. Thanks for taking him in, and now go the rest of the distance with wholesome food and medical services when needed. Give him a reason to trust people again, and you'll have a loving and loyal friend for life.

Thanks for writing,

Apr 29, 2010
Parkeet with red nare
by: Tracie

I am sorry, but Dr B can not help you with this because he can not examine your bird in person. He suggests that you take your bird to an avian vet to be examined in person.

If you believe it is lint, or some foreign material, stuck in the nare, then do try to encourage the bird to bathe. Sometimes a bath will help greatly. You don't want to let this go on for long, because an infection will be MUCH harder to cure than just removing something that is lodged in the nare.

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