Wheezing

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    Lately it sounds like Ricky, my Quaker, is making a wheezing sound. Is this normal or should I have him checked by a vet? I know my daughter's blue headed pionus wheezes, but that is normal for that breed. He's also starting to be aggressive which is completely unlike him.
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    A vet check is probably a good idea. Wheezing isn't a sound that Quakers normally make. Hope that all is well with Ricky. :)
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    a vet check is definitely in order if he is making a wheezing sound..he could have a respiratory problem.
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    I think I'll still have Ricky checked out by a Vet, but through doing some research, I have found out through other owner's of Quaker's that if you go toward the cage and they're in a persnickety mood, they have a tendency to hiss at you. That's letting you know they don't want to be bothered. The more I listen to him, the more I believe that that is what he's doing. He only wheezes (hisses) when I walk toward him and he doesn't appear to be in distress. Other than that, he's acting perfectly normal.
    Thanks for your response.:cool1:
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    If it is wheezing, difficulty breathing, please get your baby checked out by a vet. Keep us updated.
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    Luckily Ricky is not having difficulty breathing. I'm stumped though. My sweet, even tempered Ricky has turned into a hissing, biting little dickens. He has never acted like this before. If I go toward his cage, he'll make that hissing sound and seems to get very agitated. He has always been so sweet and even tempered. Now he can't wait to get to me so he can bite me. Is this something that Quakers go through from time to time for some reason? I know he's been molting. Maybe he's uncomfortable. I want my sweet little Ricky back. Any ideas are very welcome.
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    :confused:I have no experience with quakers, sorry. I hope someone here can help you. Good luck.
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    I have no personal experience with Quakers either, but i have heard that they can get cage territorial. How old is Ricky and is he definitely a male?
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    Glad to hear that Ricky's breathing is OK. In our part of the world, it's getting to be the time of year where parrots' hormones usually start making a fuss. It may be that Ricky's aggressive behavior has something to do with that.
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