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Cozzi is having a hard time breathing

Discussion in 'Diseases' started by cyoungva, 10/22/18.

  1. cyoungva

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    @enigma731 no my vet hasn’t mentioned anything about his sinuses. I did tell her that every time he sneezes, he sprays out wet stuff. @soleaux I am very sorry to hear about your bird Basil being sick. I pray for him and you! Cozzi used to travel all the time with me from Virginia to New York. I’m just afraid he won’t be up for it now while he is sick, because he gets stressed out now just from driving half an hour to my vet.
     
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  2. cyoungva

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    @enigma731 I am going to bet you are right about his sinuses too! I have him in the sun right now getting a little bit of vitamin D, and I am looking in his sinuses, it looks wet inside the nostrils . Is it supposed to be like that? Like I said, he sprays wet stuff when he sneezes too. Another question about the vitamin D if anyone can help answer this. I have read a lot about birds becoming ill from lack of vitamin D. How much sunlight should he be getting during his time of illness?
     
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    That does look irritated. You might ask your vet if a nasal flush could be helpful.
     
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    Is he better? He doesn't look like he is panting as much.
     
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    Poor little guy. I just hope that he will get better soon. It does look as if he isn't breathing as hard.
     
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    How is Cozy doing today sis?
     
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    I just came upon this thread, and I hope and pray Cozzi will be okay. Cozzi couldn’t ask for a better human, and you are doing everything you can. Also, I’m so sorry about the loss of your little girl. How’s her cage mate doing?
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  10. cyoungva

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    @Sylvester no, he’s not better. That’s what I don’t understand… He goes back and forth. Some days or moments his breathing is a little better, others are bad. His breathing also increases rapidly with an open beak when he tries flying from his cage to my shoulder, a very short distance. Hi sis @lromanony !! So happy to see you made it here. @Tiel Feathers thank you so much for your kind words! @iamwhoiam thank you, I am trying very hard and praying he gets better too! He definitely is not sneezing constantly like he was, so I look at that as a step forward, and hope he continues to get better! Thanks everyone for all your support, I am happy I found this group.... you are all very helpful, and comforting.
     
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    @Hankmacaw I received my Nuts.com order. Do I give them the milk thistle seeds just the way they are to eat? Thanks
     
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    Our yummies were delivered!! FBF982DD-2225-4FA6-AB18-C8B8A4EAE3F3.jpeg
     
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    Urg!! How frustrating for you both that he keeps going back and forth health wise. I keep hoping he'll get better and not go up and down like he does :( I wish could help you more. Keep fighting the good fight!!
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    @Hankmacaw oh no! I did order from Amazon also… But I think I ordered the wrong one. Will this one work just as well? Does anyone know if cockatiels can eat the milk thistle seeds as well?
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    You know there is no way for me to tell if it works well enough, or not. I used one bottle of the Avitech Milk Thistle/Dandelion, but decided I wanted the full Milk Thistle. Dandelion has more of a reputation for helping kidney problems.

    Please don't allow Cozzi to fly at all. Flying is hard and he does not need the strain on his O2 supply, right now.
     
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    I think that one should be fine. If Cozzi will eat the seed then it should be okay too, liquid is just easier for birds who are pickier and don’t want to eat it (I also assume it’s more potent).
     
  18. cyoungva

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    I agree about not letting Cozzi fly right now, I actually clipped his flight feathers not too long ago. It made me sad to do it, but I had to do what I had to prevent him from flying anymore. I just ordered the other bottle, the same you have. Thanks so much!
     
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    Just want to ask again if you talked to the vet about vetri-DMG? I do think it would be beneficial for Cozzi. My vet recommended this for my very ill bird many years ago and I've used it with other birds as needed.
     
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