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Cockatiels,asthma like breathing,fully alert and eating well,I

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Cockatiels,asthma like breathing,fully alert and eating well,I would appreciate your help,I'm very worried.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 4 years ago.

Thank you for your question, I'm Dr. Dan and I'll try to help you.

This sounds like you have a respiratory infection developing in your bird which is common but problematic. It is very important that as soon as you can have Ella see his vet. If we wait too long for this we risk the problem becoming a permanent infection through scarring or a fungal infection. You can try a couple of things in the meantime. 1) Make sure his living temperature is 80F. 2) Put him in a bathroom 2x daily with a hot shower running so he can breath in the steam but make sure his feathers do not get soaked. #3 You can help boost his immune system with the product Healx Booster found here:

I hope this helps, best wishes.
Dr. Dan