1. Welcome to Avian Avenue! To view our forum with less advertisments please register with us.
    Memberships are free and it will just take a moment. Click here
  2. This forum is for advice about initial treatment given to your injured/sick bird until a qualified avian veterinarian is available.
    THIS IS NOT MEANT TO REPLACE VET CARE

Urgent Bird sneezing and spitting up?

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Noah, 5/19/17.

  1. Noah

    Noah Sitting on the front steps

    Joined:
    5/5/17
    Messages:
    16
    Real Name:
    Noah Smith
    My Cinnamon Green Cheek (about a year old) has been bobbing his head up and down very quickly and spitting up seeds. The seed is always whole, so I assume this is normal? There's no water with the spit up seeds. He also bobs his head like that when he's excited. But, i've noticed sneezing, too. He doesn't sneeze much, but when he does, it's usually one quick sneeze, not a sneezing fit. I can't tell if there's discharge or not, but I think there was one time when he sneezed on my neck. He was disease tested almost a few months ago, and there's no serious infection that we know of. My room is pretty dry, and I heard that can be a factor. He also itches his head a lot, but only around the house. When we're out and about, he doesn't tend to scratch his head. So is it that my house is dry or is it something bigger?

    Side note: When I thought I felt slight discharge, it could have been his beak grazing my neck, I don't know.
     
  2. Noah

    Noah Sitting on the front steps

    Joined:
    5/5/17
    Messages:
    16
    Real Name:
    Noah Smith
    Side note again: He hasn't sneezed for a while so it could have been a fluke
     
  3. Noah

    Noah Sitting on the front steps

    Joined:
    5/5/17
    Messages:
    16
    Real Name:
    Noah Smith
    Just found out the head bobbing and regurgitating is a sign of affection... Gross, but sweet!
     
  4. rocky'smom

    rocky'smom Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award

    Joined:
    4/14/14
    Messages:
    8,463
    Location:
    minnesota
    Real Name:
    laurie
    if he is sneezing: is it a dry Sneeze or wet Sneeze? it may need to put a humidifier in the room a couple days a week for dry sneezes wet sneezes, please see a vet.
     
  5. webchirp

    webchirp Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Rescue Representative

    Joined:
    8/2/10
    Messages:
    13,215
    Location:
    Ohio
    Real Name:
    Chandra
    Could be a sign of affection (tis the breeding season) or a bacterial/yeast infection. If you haven't taken him in for his yearly checkup, now is a good time. An avian vet should do a swab from throat and poop to see what if any bacteria is going on. This called a gram stain.
     
    Eloy likes this.
  6. Milo

    Milo Rollerblading along the road Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran Santa Coco ROCKS the SOCKS

    Joined:
    6/30/11
    Messages:
    3,925
    Location:
    IL
    Real Name:
    Jenny
    I wouldn't call bringing up seeds necessarily normal. If it's reproductive behavior you need to take steps to reduce that, but I would also worry about an infection of some kind. A vet visit is warranted to rule that out.
     
  7. Lady Jane

    Lady Jane Cruising the avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

    Joined:
    8/25/12
    Messages:
    10,699
    Location:
    Reisterstown Md.
    Real Name:
    Dianne
    Could be a GI yeast problem. I don't mean to scare you but I had a budgie die from this. Please take bird to an avian vet.
     
  8. Noah

    Noah Sitting on the front steps

    Joined:
    5/5/17
    Messages:
    16
    Real Name:
    Noah Smith
    When he sneezes, it's dry. That time I thought it was wet? We just got out of the shower, and it wasn't a sneeze, he was shaking his head to get the water off of him. So it's most likely the very dry air of my house.
     

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)