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Wet sneezing

Peeko is scaring me to death at the moment...

Last night I heard him sneeze and it sounded wet, but I was half asleep and I didn't get up because I thought I hallucinated it.

Well, he's out now and twice in the last 10 minutes he's sneezed on me and its been wet, only wet out of one nostril and he scratched that nostril before he sneezed both times. I can look at it and see that its a little wet inside, but not as much now that he's sneezed some out.

The stuff coming out when he sneezes is clear and not thick like mucus, its more like water.

No behavioral changes.

I'm supposed to leave for the night in 2 hours and I'm scared to death.

Does anybody think this is cause for concern?

My parents are very inclined to believe I worry about nothing and don't take me seriously when I say a pet needs to go to a vet because ONE time we brought a snake I had in and paid $80 to find out it was nothing, and they bring that up literally any time I think a pet needs to go to the vet.

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I dont know how it is with green cheeks, but my cockatiel, Dexter, sneezes often. Some times in my face. I'm frequently saying "Eww. Dex you sneezed on me!"

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This is the first time he's done this. My friend said he could have just gotten water in his nostril when he took a drink, but wouldn't he have gotten it in both of them?

The sneeze last night sounded very human, not bird, so I don't know if he was mimicking a human sneeze or if he really sneezed.

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He sneezed again, it was less wet, now I don't see any signs of anything wet in the nostril anymore

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No sneezes that I've noticed today, no visible wetness either~

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That's good. The night time sneeze could have been just dust.
The wet sneeze could have been from dunking his beek to deeply when getting a drink.

Today Dexter sneezed on the back of my neck at least twice. Gotta teach that boy to sneeze in the crook of his wing!

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Did you mist him? Or give him any fresh foods?

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He wont let me mist him (he's scared to death of it, he bathes himself in a dish) and he hadn't had any fresh foods that day (I know he should, but I cant force him to eat what he decides isn't food and some days he wont touch fresh foods that he does like)


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Perhaps he caught a little cold.
Please don't give up offering fresh food to him.
You can slice it into small pieces and mix it with his seeds, that's how I brought my fids to eat fruits and veggies.
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I haven't given up with fresh foods, he's just difficult. It doesn't matter if I slice it up and mix it in though, he picks around it. He's super picky, but I'm trying as best I can. He doesn't like food that's wet/messy/sticky. He'll eat dried veggies just fine, but the fresh version is apparently something else entirely. Trust me, I've tried every single bit of advice I've seen on any forum/website about getting them to eat fresh foods :/ Its been almost two years since I've had him, I've been trying with fresh food the entire time, and he'll only eat peas consistently.

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Have you tried making chop? You can mix a little seed among it and he'll have to taste the tasty healthy food to get to the seeds and usually, you can guarantee they'll end up loving it

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I'm sorry to hear, hope so much he will change his mind.
Daisy gave great advice.
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I made chop, and ended up having to throw it all away because it sat in the freezer so long that it got freezer burnt because he wouldn't touch it :C He's so difficult.

Is the sneezing anything to be concerned about? He hasn't had any wet sneezes today either, that I can tell. So it was three wet sneezes in one day within a 10 minute span, and then no others, as far as I know.


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Pikachu occasionally sneezes, I'm inclined to believe that it's due to the dry air in that comes along with the weather change. You know if your bird is acting off. While a wet sneeze might be something you don't need to worry about, it could also mean something you should worry about, you should go with your gut.

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Izahia, it's up to you wheter you ask a vet, I would do it if the wet sneezes come back.
What is the humidity in the bird room?
Do you use a hygrometer?
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My pets are kept in my bedroom because my parents wont let me keep them anywhere else in the house, the humidity is around 27%-ish according to one of my reptiles's humidity readers (I don't do anything extra for humidity in his tank because he doesn't need it, so that should be close to what the room is overall)

If they come back I'm definitely pushing my parents for a vet visit, but it looks like it was a one time thing, thankfully!

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As long as those were the only ones he has done then I wouldn't worry too much, but as the others have said, go with your gut!

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My gut is to go to the vet if he yawns, lmao! This is why my parents need convincing when it comes to actually bringing my pets to the vet if I panic. I'm super paranoid, but I just don't want anything to happen him, you know?

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I spent a lot of money, and I mean a lot, on vet trips for my black capped lory. He had contracted psittacosis, aspergillosis because his immune system was down while he was on antibiotics for the psittacosis so had to go on to an antifungal too, then he plucked his leg which resulted in a ton of trips (full blood work ups, tests for PBFD and such) only to find out from an Australian lory keeper who had been doing it for a long time that he was actually coming up to sexual maturity and they do tend to pluck a bit during this time!!! I didn't even know that they had such early starts!!! I felt like a right fool

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Did I understand correctly?
Is the humidity in your room only 27% ?
This is much too low for a parrot and would explain his nose issues.
You really must increase it to at least 45 - 50%, otherwise the bird has a high risk to become severely ill, for example aspergillosis.
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