Stuffy Nose

by Nycole
(Wyoming)

My Umbrella Cockatoo, Cookie, has sounded stuffy for months. She has been seen by our Avian Vet twice. She has had two blood tests. The first showed elevated liver and white blood. The second showed normal liver and very slight raised white blood.

Her poo tests have been normal. She is scheduled for a third blood test in January. Her weight is normal, she is eating and drinking normal. Her breathing is normal, she just sounds occassionally like a child with a stuffy nose! Our vet suggested saline, which we have for when our children get stuffed up, but how do I use it on a bird?? And saline is saline, right? She is sounding worse since the cold, dry weather hit, so I am up for trying the saline.

Thank you!!