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Pictures baby cockatiel nostrils looking red

acidpixie

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hi, I just got a 3 month old cockatiel a few weeks ago. I'm wondering if its normal for its nostrils to be so red? I'm really worried as I've never seen this happen to my other cockatiel (1y/o)
the bird is very active still, not sneezing, and is displaying average healthy behaviour. I only noticed it today though.
any ideas?

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Khizz

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hi, I just got a 3 month old cockatiel a few weeks ago. I'm wondering if its normal for its nostrils to be so red? I'm really worried as I've never seen this happen to my other cockatiel (1y/o)
the bird is very active still, not sneezing, and is displaying average healthy behaviour. I only noticed it today though.
any ideas?

thank you
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In the pic they look fine to me! What is your other cockatiel's colouration?
 

Tiel Feathers

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Are they always so red, or do they get red only sometimes. They look good to me, but more red than most tiels. It could be a mutation thing, but idk. One of my birds used to get red nares when she got excited, but oddly that hasn’t happened in years.
 

CosmoKram

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I wouldn't be alarmed. When I got my cockatiel I over analysed everthing! Also there not that red.
 

acidpixie

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thank you so much, I was worried I was over analysing it :lol:
 

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If it's a color change- sometimes nares turn red if the air is too dry. I don't know if it's winter where you are and you're running your furnace, etc. If so, you can try a humidifier/vaporizer. I use one like you would put in a baby's room. However, if they've always been like that, it's probably just his normal color like others have said.
 
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