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Is my bird ill?

Luvbirds

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Hello everyone, I'm a worried mama right now hopefully you guys can give me some suggestions.
So here's the context.
Mama bird is widowed from about 1-2 weeks ago. Last bird Luno died due to pneumonia. The day he died was the day their first egg hatched. Currently there is only 2 chicks of 2 week.
Now, I noticed today that she (Pepita) sneezed (don't know if I'm paranoid) and seemed kind off -> moving more slowly. Beak is semi-open (don't know if she is thursty or tired because she has been cutting paper/cardboard/ or whatever she finds for her nest.)
She is eating well she loves scrambled eggs with egg shells. And is drinking water.
Should I Be worried?? I am taking her for a check up Monday just to make sure.

P.s.
She every once in awhile she calls out with the same sound she would call LUNO.
 
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WillowQ

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I would keep a close eye on Pepita. Raising chicks alone is hard work and tough on the body. One sneeze doesn’t mean pneumonia, but I’m still concerned that her mate shared his germs and maybe with extra stress she’d be more likely to develop a problem.

The poor thing probably misses Luno; maybe it’s good she has babies to fuss with so she won’t sit and be lonely. I think I’d give a lot of soft food since she’s feeding on her own. I wonder if canary egg food would be helpful for this situation, or a high potency formula (like Harrison’s).
 

Luvbirds

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I would keep a close eye on Pepita. Raising chicks alone is hard work and tough on the body. One sneeze doesn’t mean pneumonia, but I’m still concerned that her mate shared his germs and maybe with extra stress she’d be more likely to develop a problem.

The poor thing probably misses Luno; maybe it’s good she has babies to fuss with so she won’t sit and be lonely. I think I’d give a lot of soft food since she’s feeding on her own. I wonder if canary egg food would be helpful for this situation, or a high potency formula (like Harrison’s).
Thanks for the tip I’ll keep an eye on her for sure .
 

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with egg shells
Did you grind the egg shells down to a fine powder? Or just crush? Egg shells can easily hurt birds if not gound into powder.

if canary egg food would be helpful
An egg food is a good option to add for the mother. It does not substitute, it is an extra.

I’ll keep an eye on her for sure
A very close eye. Check the chicks crops too to be sure they are getting fed.
 

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I really hope her and babies are ok
 
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