I've been noticing my bird is sneezing quite often lately. It started with 2-3 sneezes and now he sneezes 15 or maybe more times during the day. I can't see any discharge, but I've felt a sort of watery transparent substance ejected from his nostrils.
He also breathes heavily when he gets scared or flies small distances. He does not breathe with his mouth open or moves his tail when breathing, but if I get close enough I can hear something like a faint asthmatic noise(I'm asthmatic myself). We obviously keep him indoors.
I live in a South American country where, ironically, there are NO AVIAN VETS. Just ordinary cat/dog vets, and they've even refused to examine him. There's also no special parrot food either, just bags of seeds which I use only as treats. I try to balance his diet with local fruits and vegetables, cereals and carbs such as whole wheat bread and pasta. I also give him egg yolks 2 times per week, but I still wonder if this might have been caused by nutritional deficiency. The bird's cage is in front of the dinig table and he only eats when he sees us eating. We clean the cage daily. He sleeps in a medium cardboard box with a basket and a perch, covered with a blanket ( the temperature is around 10º at night). He spends most of the day on the top of his cage.
He's only a year old, is very noisy, and is rather whimsical. I would be really greatful.
Considering these conditions I was wondering if an avian vet could help me with possible diagnosis of his sneezing problem.