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Urgent Cockatiel nose holes are not the same size

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Alireza, 1/11/18.

  1. Alireza

    Alireza Sitting on the front steps

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    Hi
    I read on a website before that when you want to buy a parrot look at nostrils they should be clean and have the same size.
    I look at my cockatiel nostrils today and I saw the left one is a bit smaller than the right one.

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    Should I be worried ?
     
  2. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran WPR/LLL Donor I Can't Stop Posting!

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    How long have you had your 'tiel? Generally nostrils are the same size but they can be born like that or it can be due to injury. My 'tiel and one of my red-bellies both have different sized nostrils but that is due to injury. The nares on your 'tiel look OK to me.
     
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  3. Tiel Feathers

    Tiel Feathers Biking along the boulevard Avenue Spotlight Award WPR/LLL Donor

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    Your bird looks okay to me too. If they are just slightly different sizes, I don’t think it’s an issue. Just like our faces, birds are not always completely symmetrical. If it gets bigger, or gets red or watery, then you should worry.
     
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  4. CeciliaZ

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    Looks Ok to me also.
     
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  5. nu2birds

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    Yes, it's a little smaller........but it's clear and open and no discoloration.........I think it's fine.
     
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  6. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Cruising the avenue Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Veteran WPR/LLL Donor I Can't Stop Posting!

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    Callisto's nares:
    Left nare misshapen and larger than right probably due to injury.

    callisto corn.jpg

    Nothing wrong with her beak. That's just corn. :)
     
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  7. Alireza

    Alireza Sitting on the front steps

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    About 5 month. I checked some old pictures I think he was born like that.
     
  8. Sofro

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    It looks OK to me too.
     

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