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im not sure what could cure her illness but I would try to give her herbs and fruits and veggies that build up the immune system, i know cinnamon is an anti bacterial, and that cayenne helps build up the immune system as well as small amounts of garlic, flax seed, bee pollen, thyme, pepperment are are supposed to help with immune system and muscus membranes but youd have to look up the dosage. I also remember reading about booster juices for birds that heighten the immune system you could prolly look that up and find it on google. Also make sure your giving greens like dandelions and collard those vitamins are much needed when the immune system is comprimised, and of course greys have problems with calcium so make sure shes getting enough of that. Oh and if your giving tap water you might consider boiling it and then refrigerating it to make sure no more bacteria comes in.
Hope this helps a bit
Ohhh also when my degu got a respiratory infection i took her into the bathroom with me put the shower on as hot as it would go and let it get steamy, i stayed in there for 5 to 10 minutes with her and i did this twice a day for 2 weeks this will help her breathe easier
A more environmentally friendly way would be to take the cage bottom off and set her on a chair and put a pot on hot hot water underneath the chair and a blanket over the chair so the steam rises to her, i read that somewhere but i find the top one works best
Last edited by Rainbow*Russ; 02-10-2011 at 12:46 PM.