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Urgent Tiel has one black nostril and one red/pink nostril

meheartbirds

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I did put him in the shower with me..but it did not dislodge it. I can see a black shadow to the bottom of that nostril so I think it is in there pretty good. My vet said to call early in the morning and they will fit him in if possible.
This reminds me of the time when I was 6 yo in 1st grade, I rolled up my red bandaid with stars on it and put it up my nose. I got the idea because the teacher expressly told us not to put a crayon up our nose. I figured a bandaid was safe..lol. Then I tried to get out and it shoved it up further. I did not tell my parents because I did not want them to cut off my nose to get it. ( kids think the strangest things). When I was 11 yo I sneezed really hard with a cold and it came out! I had forgotten about it and it was still red with stars but a bit crusty.
 

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The obstruction can't go the other way unless you're like shoving it. My tiels get seeds in their noses all the time and they've always eventually come out on their own. Of course, if your vet can fit you in, it's not a bad idea.
Thanks enigma, I need to bring in his poop anyway to be checked. So I am collecting it on wax paper now.

I am thinking that the way he shoves his beak into the seed holder that this can easily cause a small seed to go into his nostril. Perhaps putting his seed in a dish would be better?
 

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Just take him in and wait there. They’ll fit you in.
 

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His poop may be watery because of stress from the approaching storm. They can definitely tell.
 

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Yes, could be a seed stuck in the nostril. I had a cockatiel with that problem. As hard as I tried, couldn't get that seed out. The vet popped it out in an instant. It does need to be removed when possible to prevent any infection.
 

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SUCESS! My avian vet found not one seed but two. He was so impressed with this situation that he is going to post his pics on his facebook site. Here are the pics I took.. He said that it is possible that the seeds came up from his digestive system but more likely it was from dumpster diving (my words) for seeds. He suggests to fill my seed cups with a thin layer so he cannot dig his beak into them.

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I have to admit I'm curious how they were removed? Did just a sinus flush do it or did they have to try to go through the nostril to get them?

Very glad you had a good outcome though.

When my friend's son was small he shoved a raisin up his nose. And when it got wet from snot it got huge. It took them 3 hours in the ER to get it back out!
 

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I have to admit I'm curious how they were removed? Did just a sinus flush do it or did they have to try to go through the nostril to get them?

Very glad you had a good outcome though.

When my friend's son was small he shoved a raisin up his nose. And when it got wet from snot it got huge. It took them 3 hours in the ER to get it back out!
Wow that must have been awful for the poor boy. If you go on that Facebook site I posted:Avian and Exotic Animal Care - Home | Facebook you can see the video under "comments" of the whole process. He took a specialized bugger picker he called it :) and was able to coax it to pop out.
 
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