Will a bird recover on it's own from a red nose due to smelling cooked onions?
I don't use teflon pans but recently I was cooking onions and noticed the next day that my birds nose was irritated. His nose looked worse as it was very red and now it's still red but looks better.
Do birds ever recover on their own or do they always need something to treat a respiratory irritation? This particular bird is a Dusky Conure. His breathing isn't labored but I have a heard a sneeze or two but not bad or anything out of the ordinary. Just the red nose is concerning and new.
I was slow to notice the irritation and my husband noticed first but as it improved, the next morning, I didn't worry about it but now with it not disappearing and one little sneeze last night, I'm worried. I am going to call our vet today to take him in to get checked but any information will be appreciated.