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Urgent Tiel has one black nostril and one red/pink nostril

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by meheartbirds, 9/13/18.

  1. meheartbirds

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    This reminds me of the time when I was 6 yo in 1st grade, I rolled up my red bandaid with stars on it and put it up my nose. I got the idea because the teacher expressly told us not to put a crayon up our nose. I figured a bandaid was safe..lol. Then I tried to get out and it shoved it up further. I did not tell my parents because I did not want them to cut off my nose to get it. ( kids think the strangest things). When I was 11 yo I sneezed really hard with a cold and it came out! I had forgotten about it and it was still red with stars but a bit crusty.
     
  2. meheartbirds

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    Thanks enigma, I need to bring in his poop anyway to be checked. So I am collecting it on wax paper now.

    I am thinking that the way he shoves his beak into the seed holder that this can easily cause a small seed to go into his nostril. Perhaps putting his seed in a dish would be better?
     
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  3. saroj12

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    Just take him in and wait there. They’ll fit you in.
     
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  4. enigma731

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    His poop may be watery because of stress from the approaching storm. They can definitely tell.
     
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  5. meheartbirds

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    Sounds like a plan.
     
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    Yes, could be a seed stuck in the nostril. I had a cockatiel with that problem. As hard as I tried, couldn't get that seed out. The vet popped it out in an instant. It does need to be removed when possible to prevent any infection.
     
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  7. WendyN

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    I agree.
    Good luck at the vet.
     
  8. Birdbabe

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    Ok, this sounds gross,,but I've done it..give him a big kiss on the nostril and I mean a big sucking kiss, You may clear it out. :lol:warning, it will be "salty"..
     
  9. meheartbirds

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    SUCESS! My avian vet found not one seed but two. He was so impressed with this situation that he is going to post his pics on his facebook site. Here are the pics I took.. He said that it is possible that the seeds came up from his digestive system but more likely it was from dumpster diving (my words) for seeds. He suggests to fill my seed cups with a thin layer so he cannot dig his beak into them.

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  10. enigma731

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    LOL I love your vet. Glad you got it taken care of.
     
  11. meheartbirds

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    I wish I could tell all cockatiel owners to not fill the seed cup too full. It would have prevented this.
     
  12. WendyN

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    You have a nice vet!
    So glad he could see your fid today.
     
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    Yay, you must be very relieved!:dance4:
     
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    I sure was! I would never have gotten them out.
     
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    I have to admit I'm curious how they were removed? Did just a sinus flush do it or did they have to try to go through the nostril to get them?

    Very glad you had a good outcome though.

    When my friend's son was small he shoved a raisin up his nose. And when it got wet from snot it got huge. It took them 3 hours in the ER to get it back out!
     
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    Wow that must have been awful for the poor boy. If you go on that Facebook site I posted:Avian and Exotic Animal Care - Home | Facebook you can see the video under "comments" of the whole process. He took a specialized bugger picker he called it :) and was able to coax it to pop out.
     
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    Glad it turned out well.
     
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    Great that the vet was able to remove the seeds and all is well with your 'tiel.
     
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