rosebreasted cockatoo sneezing /stock dove
by Brittany Linden
I have a rose-breasted cockatoo. She is 8 years old. Occasionally she has a sneezing fit like a person would. Is this normal? would it be dust or a cold?
I also recently recused a baby stock dove. Her feathers are frayed what could this mean? She is a rather strange bird, she walks across street and thinks f=she is a dog and not a wild bird. She follows me everywhere and just sits with me anywhere I go-in or outside the house. Similar to that of snow white.
I let her out when I clean her cage and she wont go anywhere. Actually she will go for a leisure flight and come right back. Ever since day one she ate out of my hand. In fact I found her when she RAN up to a little boy a take care of. She walks across a highly populated street and hat frightens me. Is this normal? Do you recommend anything? I am looking for a nature center but where I moved to I can't find anything (Jacksonville, Florida).
I am studying to be a zoological vet so I am hoping that will help me in a time of crisis but aviaries a different ballpark. Could she have worms? I keep her away from my cockatoo. She doesn't react the same way to anyone but me- minus the running up to the 4 year old I take after.
Thanks for all your help!