Sneezing + Clear discharge

Kwaki

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Hello,

At the end of September, we noticed that our conure was having sneezing fits with a clear liquid discharge. We took him to an avian veterinarian who stated that he was in good health and prescribed nebulization with saline solution for about fifteen days, along with a vitamin regimen. At the end of the treatment, he showed no more symptoms.

However, after three weeks, the symptoms reappeared. So, we decided to resume the treatment, but this time it doesn't seem to be effective. Besides that, he has no other symptoms, hasn't lost weight, appears to be in good shape, eats well, doesn't make any unusual noise while breathing (except when he seems to catch his breath after sneezing, a slight suction sound), his droppings are normal, and the fits don't occur all day. But at some point, he starts scratching his beak, then sneezes several times, with a little liquid after a while.

We thought it could be due to lack of humidity, but our hygrometer shows an average of 52%. We have made an appointment to see the veterinarian again, but we were wondering if anyone has been in this situation before and has advice or insights into what it might be, as we feel a bit helpless. Could it be that he is just more sensitive in the nose than his two companions, or is it as serious as some information found on the internet suggests, even though he seems to be in top shape?

Thanks in advance!
 

DonnaBudgie

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Hello,

At the end of September, we noticed that our conure was having sneezing fits with a clear liquid discharge. We took him to an avian veterinarian who stated that he was in good health and prescribed nebulization with saline solution for about fifteen days, along with a vitamin regimen. At the end of the treatment, he showed no more symptoms.

However, after three weeks, the symptoms reappeared. So, we decided to resume the treatment, but this time it doesn't seem to be effective. Besides that, he has no other symptoms, hasn't lost weight, appears to be in good shape, eats well, doesn't make any unusual noise while breathing (except when he seems to catch his breath after sneezing, a slight suction sound), his droppings are normal, and the fits don't occur all day. But at some point, he starts scratching his beak, then sneezes several times, with a little liquid after a while.

We thought it could be due to lack of humidity, but our hygrometer shows an average of 52%. We have made an appointment to see the veterinarian again, but we were wondering if anyone has been in this situation before and has advice or insights into what it might be, as we feel a bit helpless. Could it be that he is just more sensitive in the nose than his two companions, or is it as serious as some information found on the internet suggests, even though he seems to be in top shape?

Thanks in advance!
I wonder if your bird may have an allergy to something because it doesn't sound like he's sick. Definitely see an avian vet about it. Maybe birds can be treated for allergies. Hopefully it's something seasonal like a pollen.
 
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Kwaki

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Hello and thank you for your reply ! I'm back with some news :)

We saw the avian veterinarian, who observed that our little Kwaki didn't have any specific health issues.

In fact, she thinks it's allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, possibly due to the dry air and micro-dust particles. Indeed, in the room, we have a heat pump, and the onset of symptoms coincides roughly with when we started using it this year. We thoroughly cleaned the room and the heating filters. Our hygrometer consistently shows 52% humidity on average; the vet thinks it's good but suggested we could still increase the room's humidity (not too much to avoid mold).

Our little sweetheart has a treatment to follow for about fifteen days, but we're delighted to see that he's already doing better after these small changes.

The vet also recommended doing 2 to 3 nebulizations with saline solution per week, even after the end of the treatment, as he is a delicate little bird.
 

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