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Only just got my parrot I have put a dehumidifyer in the

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Only just got my parrot I have put a dehumidifyer in the front room with him , but I noticed today he kind of whistles a bit when he breathes , he is drinking, eating, pooping, talking, all fine and active, no discharge at all , sneezes after preening often , do I need to be concerned ??


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I think at this point we just need to be watchful. Whistling while breathing is concerning but we need more evidence before we go to the vet. If he continues to whistle for the next couple of days, or his eating, pooping and "acting fine" change at all that is another reason to see the vet. Not every episode of whistling or wheezing is a medical problem. That being said consistent whistling or additional symptoms are worrying and a vet needs to be seen as soon as possible. I hope this helps, if not please feel free to ask more questions, if it did help, please leave a rating. Dr. Dan

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Am I doing the right right thing putting the dehumidifyer in the room with him or will it create more problems , at the moment he sounds snuffley like someone with a cold but with out the symptoms of it , I've only had him 3 days

The dehumidifier is fine, I recommend treaments like that for mild respiratory problems. If you are concerned, try turning it off for 36 hours and see if it goes away. Most of the time unless the dehumidifier is really old and moldy, it's not the source of the problem. Most likely the stress of transferring to a new home would be culprit if this get's any worse.