stuffy nose

my 11 yr. old macaw sounds like he has a stuffy nose..should i run a himidifier around him or something?

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Jun 18, 2009
by: Linda

It sounds as if he may have a cold, so best advice is to make appointment with Avian vet in your area and have him checked out for bacterial infections. Do not run a humidifier because if he has an upper respiratory infection, this will make it worse and make it harder for him to breathe.

This is a situation where you need to take him to Avian vet for a good going over.

Let us know how he does. Just don't use humidifier unless vet tells you to. With birds, if we are unsure of how to proceed, we need to talk with the vet before doing anything. Also don't give him any over the counter meds (or home remedies) as these will only hurt him. He needs to be diagnosed and a qualified avian vet will fill a prescription for the right kind of meds.


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