stuffy nose/cold

by Ginger
(Michigan)

Amazon parrot

Amazon parrot

I have an Amazon Paret hes about 5yrs old. He has a stuffy nose and one of his eyes are watery and swelled a lil. I dont have monet for a vet and t here in no vet in my area could some one pls help.

Thank you Ginger

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Jan 27, 2013
stuffy nose/cold
by: Linda

Your concern about what it costs to take your bird to an avian vet is understandable. What I don't understand is why you have not talked with and tried to work out some payment options with an Avian Vet in your area. They will sometimes set up a payment plan, and so long as you don't miss any payments, they will be happy to work with you. Yes, they will want some money down, so this will be required when bird is examined. When you have a bird, you also have to provide medical services for illness or injury or get ready to watch him slowly die.

Birds do not "get over" infections. They have to be diagnosed and treated by Avian Vets only in order to get well. So, you can either watch your bird die from this infection or get busy making arrangements for him to get the medical attention he has to have to get well. Death is at the end of the road called doing nothing, so hopefully, you will do something to help your bird.

Linda

Jan 26, 2013
Amazon parrot with stuffy nose
by: Tracie

Your bird may have an infection and the only way to know what medication to treat it with is for the avain vet to do a culture to determine what medication will work. You treat a bacterial infection different than a fungal infection or a viral infection, for instance.

Here in the US there are no safe over the counter medications, and using them usually either kills the bird or causes more problems so that by the time the person gets the bird to an avian vet, if the bird lives, it has so many problems the vet has a harder time determining what is going on.

I suggest you contact an avian vet, even if by phone, in your area or country and get advice.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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