sneezing & trouble breathing

by Danette Goll
(Grandy, NC. USA)

Tornado about a month ago

Tornado about a month ago

My blue and gold macaw was sneezing and sounded congested before he passed away. He was fine at 9am this morning but by noon he was gone. Was there anything I could of done for him? Heard none of this before today. Got any ideas?

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Nov 20, 2008
Sick Blue and Gold Macaw
by: The Vet

The only thing that would do this so quickly is Teflon toxicity from a pan that was too hot and released toxic gasses. Otherwise, it is not likely that he was normal at9am, he may have appeared normal but birds are very good at hiding signs of illness.

If this is the case, it is probably a chronic sinusitis, or maybe an aspergillus fungal infection. I know it is difficult and I am very sorry you lost your bird, but you should consider having a necropsy (autopsy) done to find out what happened, especially if you have other birds are are thinking of getting another bird.

Dr B

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