Smoking around birds
(St. Charles, MO, USA)
i am very ashamed to say it but i own two beautiful canaries, and I smoke around them.
One of my canaries started showing signs of breathing hard. He was eating, flying, singing, bathing, and even mating, but was breathing harder by the day. So I took him to the vet. He treated him for a respitatory infection and air sac mites. (Since he wasn't sure which one it was) He seamed to improve a little. But now he is back breathing harder than ever. I just know that it is because of my smoking.
My question is, if I quite smoking right this minute, or move them into another part of the house, will he get better eventually? Or is the damage already done?