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curious about parrot sneeze

miorinsnak

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Hi!

I have my GCC for 2 months. I noticed she tends to sneeze ~10 per day and some can be wet. I also noticed clear discharge running from her nose a couple times. I took her to the vet and no bacterial/ fungi/ parasites so she was on antibody for 3 weeks and now she stopped for almost one week. A vet recheck is scheduled next week to make sure she is fine.

However, she is still doing wet sneeze 1-2/day and dry sneeze 5-6/day. I would say frequency decreased and no more running nose. Here are some questions I have about GCC just because I am still new to this species.

1. Are dry sneeze normal if its frequency is less than 10/day?
2. She will have 2 light sneeze every time she stretch one wing, do you notice this behavior in your bird?
3. because no bacteria are found and she is doing wet sneeze still, now I am wondering if possible allergic reaction?

other than that, everything seems normal, she is super active. I also have humidifier and air purifier run in my room. These days the humidity level out side is pretty high and she still sneezes so now I rule out too dry
 

sootling

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I'd say go to a vet. That can't be normal.
 

flyzipper

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Glad you're going to the vet to eliminate the things that require treatment.
Do you know your GCC's history before 2 months (were they fresh from a breeder, a rehome, etc)?

I have the same thing happening with my Military and he's been checked by the vet including cultures, CT scan, and a scope/biopsy of his air sacs.
Nothing that required treatment could be found.

At this point, I suspect seasonal allergies for my guy so I'm recording his clear discharge & sneezing events and comparing it to the local allergy reports.

Currently pollen is listed as "very high" overall in my area: Oak (very high), Mulberry (high), Birch (moderate), mold (moderate).​

I'm hoping his symptoms abate when those readings do so I can solidify that hypothesis.

Good luck with Kyouka.
 

miorinsnak

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Glad you're going to the vet to eliminate the things that require treatment.
Do you know your GCC's history before 2 months (were they fresh from a breeder, a rehome, etc)?

I have the same thing happening with my Military and he's been checked by the vet including cultures, CT scan, and a scope/biopsy of his air sacs.
Nothing that required treatment could be found.

At this point, I suspect seasonal allergies for my guy so I'm recording his clear discharge & sneezing events and comparing it to the local allergy reports.

Currently pollen is listed as "very high" overall in my area: Oak (very high), Mulberry (high), Birch (moderate), mold (moderate).​

I'm hoping his symptoms abate when those readings do so I can solidify that hypothesis.

Good luck with Kyouka.
Thank you so much!

She is 4 months old and I got her from a local breeder, a very friendly women and seems taking good care of birds

I will search local allergy reports because her symptoms is getting better despite she is still doing sneezing. My vet suggested to try another medication for allergy which I am not sure if I should do it with such mild symptom. I will have a conversation with my vet next week.

And she just looks so healthy and I hope nothing hidden!
 

miorinsnak

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Glad you're going to the vet to eliminate the things that require treatment.
Do you know your GCC's history before 2 months (were they fresh from a breeder, a rehome, etc)?

I have the same thing happening with my Military and he's been checked by the vet including cultures, CT scan, and a scope/biopsy of his air sacs.
Nothing that required treatment could be found.

At this point, I suspect seasonal allergies for my guy so I'm recording his clear discharge & sneezing events and comparing it to the local allergy reports.

Currently pollen is listed as "very high" overall in my area: Oak (very high), Mulberry (high), Birch (moderate), mold (moderate).​

I'm hoping his symptoms abate when those readings do so I can solidify that hypothesis.

Good luck with Kyouka.
Thank you so much!

She is 4 months old and I got her from a local breeder, a very friendly women and seems taking good care of birds

I will search local allergy reports because her symptoms is getting better despite she is still doing sneezing. My vet suggested to try another medication for allergy which I am not sure if I should do it with such mild symptom. I will have a conversation with my vet next week.

And she just looks so healthy and I hope nothing hidden!
 

flyzipper

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I'm suspicious that my old vacuum cleaner may be contributing to the issue as well...
 

Nichole615

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Getting a hygrometer along with the humidifier is a good idea so that you can monitor the level. Too much humidity can create mold, which may worsen the condition. You want to keep it at least 45% but no higher than 60%. Check your humidity levels first and then decide if a humidifier is necessary.

In my area I have to run a dehumidifier in the summer as my indoor humidity will get above 80%! I pull 2-3 gallons of water from the air per day.
 

miorinsnak

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Getting a hygrometer along with the humidifier is a good idea so that you can monitor the level. Too much humidity can create mold, which may worsen the condition. You want to keep it at least 45% but no higher than 60%. Check your humidity levels first and then decide if a humidifier is necessary.

In my area I have to run a dehumidifier in the summer as my indoor humidity will get above 80%! I pull 2-3 gallons of water from the air per day.
that sounds like a nice idea!
So hard to tell what's going on when it doesn't seems like a disease!
 

miorinsnak

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I'm suspicious that my old vacuum cleaner may be contributing to the issue as well...
never think about that!
 

miorinsnak

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My quaker will sneeze if he is in a dry room. Adding a humidifier if your area is dry could help! As could an air purifier
I am still trying to figure out whats going on. With or without humidifier, with or without air purifier, she still sneezes (actually so do I, my nose feel so itchy)
Now I am checking allergy report everyday to see if that is a possibility
 
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