pink nares

by rhonda
(johnston ia USA)

my 1 yr old harlequin sneezes quite a bit-no discharge but now i notice around his nares are a bit pink-is this something to be concerned about?

i recently bought a pet purifier for his room & he sleeps in the same room with 2 TAGS-always have been together just the sneezing has been increasing it seems the last few weeks

there is no discharge, eyes are clear & he acts normal

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Oct 11, 2010
Air filter
by: Pearl Macaw

If you use a box fan on low, tape a furnace filter to the back of it and you will pick up an incredible amount of dust, etc. It's cheap and easy, when the filter is trashed - trash it.

Oct 10, 2010
Nares pink on bird
by: The Avian Vet

Yes, this is a problem. Macaws are prone to allergies and greys are one of the main causes. They can become sensitized over time and the problem could worsen. You need to have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian ASAP. This could also be an infection, and allergies will lead to an infection if it has not already. What kind of air purifier are you using. Do not use one that produces ozone, this will make things much worse for your bird.

Are you feeding your bird pellets? You should be. Is he on a water bottle like the Lixit water bottle? He should be. Is he going to the veterinarian for annual check ups and vaccines? He should be.

Dr B

Oct 09, 2010
pink nares
by: Linda

STOP using the "pet purifier" immediately as whatever it is is causing irritation to his respiratory tract. If it is one of those ion machines, they will irritate birds to the point of dying, so do not use this machine or a humidifier or any other kind of machine that is supposed to clean the air as they are bad for birds.

Keep birds room clean and the cage clean, and you will have no need of something like this.

If he does not get better after you've stopped with this pet purifier, then he will need to be seen by an Avian Vet in your driving area. Hopefully, just stopping with the "purifier" will do the trick.


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