Green Cheeked Conure Exhaling Oddly

jakeblieden

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My GCC is about 6 months old and has recently started exhaling kind of oddly. He will exhale similarly to a very small cough or as if he has something in his throat. Is this normal? This is my first bird and I just want to make sure everything is okay. Thanks!:gcc:
 

Owlet

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Is there a possibility you could take a video so we have a better idea of what you're talking about?
 

Squeekmouse

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Chances are there is something wrong. Anything from a cold to a sinus infection or something stuck in his nose. I'd recommend taking him to an Avian vet asap.
 

Laurasea

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Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear that you might have an ill parrot.
For sure I would take your bird to an avain specialist, not just a vet who sees birds and Exotica. It's worth driving an hour or two if one is not near you.

You can but a kitchen digital gram scale for around 20. It's a good idea to track weights a d keep them in a notebook. Weight can vary day to day by a couple of grams, so you are tracking trends. I weigh everybody once a week or every two weeks. But while you might have a sick bird you should weigh every day or every other day. But still start with a visit to the vet.

I'm going to link a sick bird general article then q behavior article I like.

https://www.littlecrittersvet.com/sick-birds.pml

https://lafeber.com/pet-birds/bird-behavior/
 
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Scott

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Welcome to you and your young GCC. I too suggest a visit with certified avian veterinarian. Breathing may vary depending on activity, but is mostly an automatic function. A video would be helpful to our understanding, but is concerning. Please keep us advised!!
 

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