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    sneezing

    My budgie sneezes all the time, no other symptoms?

    What going on?

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    Re: sneezing

    Hi, and welcome to the community. How old is your budgie? Sometimes, when they are a few months old, and start molting, the dander from feathers being lost, can get in their nares (nostrils)

    Budgies and other birds should not be subjected to air fresheners, essential oils, cigarette smoke, or other smoke, or chemicals for cleaning. These items can cause them to die. Also, never place a budgie and its cage near pine trees or xmas trees. They too can cause death. And cooking pans made of Teflon should not be used. Stainless steel or ceramic cooking pans can be used. Birds can also die from these items.

    I would watch him or her carefully for signs of respiratory or bacterial infection. Some signs are sleeping all the time, being all puffed up, not perching, but setting on the cage floor, and very loose and watery poops, and not eating or drinking. Some also have a raspy sound when breathing. Any of these symptoms require an immediate call and visit to an avian vet. Budgies hide their illness very cleverly and can be quite sick by the time we get them to a vet.
    Last edited by maxollie; 06-03-2020 at 12:53 PM.

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    Re: sneezing

    I have no environmental irritants I use. He has no other issues I can see. I'm not sure How old he is, but I would guess maybe between 3-4 months. How could I tell other than her head stripes? They are not dark or to her cere. There are faint stripes on top.

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    Re: sneezing

    Usually the head stripes gradually disappear so that by about 9-10 months, when they have their first hard molt, and replace all baby feathers, the head stripes disappear.

    I tend to think it is due to feather dander, and before long, he will start molding those baby feathers. Also, as you know, when they eat seeds, they crack one at a time. It could be the chaff from the cracked seeds is getting in his nares/nostrils. That does happen on occasion..

    We will welcome updates anytime!
    Last edited by maxollie; 06-06-2020 at 11:31 AM.

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