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Urgent Lung Infection

mochiballs

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Hi,
my baby Stitch, pearly conure, has a lung infection. His nostrils look swollen and the vet said his eyes were also. He also started sneezing. He went to the vet as soon as I noticed and he said its just at the beginning. Stitch is still eating, playing, and acting like his regular self. I'm just wondering if besides the medication if theres something I can do to make him feel better, like I was wondering if some steam might help? The vet wasn't very helpful. I didn't go to our normal vet because I wanted him seen same day I noticed. His regular vet isn't in until Tuesday, he has an appointment. I'm worried and want to make sure he's able to recover and want to help him in any way possible.
 

Kodigirl210

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Yes, steam from a hot shower should help some. And overall just make sure wherever he’s at had enough humidity at about 25/30%. If he’ll let you, use a moist Q-tip very gently to remove any nose hoop or eye goop. If he seems like he’s going to freak don’t risk it since you’ll be going to the vet in a couple of days anyway. Here’s hoping Stitch gets well soon! :sadhug2:
 

Princessbella

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Oh, I hope your baby gets better soon. Besides the humidifier, a heat lamp may also help. Also don't overstress him. When my bird had pneumonia, I was told by my avian vet to leave her in her cage. It is also important to finish all of the doses of the medication. When Stitch starts feeling better, he will not want to take it and will fight you. You did good by taking him to a vet ASAP and not waiting for Tuesday. I wish more owners would do that.
 

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Hoping he improves quickly!
 

Zara

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Wishing Stitch a speedy recovery ❤
 

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Awe poor little Stitch. Feel better little one :bluhug:
 

simon777

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Extra warmth at night always helps Simon when he is 'under the weather'. I'm assuming he has a cage, like most birds. You could heat up a blanket in the dryer and wrap it around his cage at night for extra warmth.
 

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I hope he gets better soon!
 
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