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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Problem with Cere

Long story short, my Rosey Bourke's wings were stronger than I thought and about 3 days after I brought her home she flew off of my arm once and flew straight into the wall She has been fine since, but one side of here cere is swollen (one nostril really).

I contacted the breeder and he said just to watch it. I have been dabbing it with a q tip every night with warm water. It seems to be getting better but still looks blocked. I'm afraid that because she is so young that it is never going to open back up and become an issue for her (she is 6 weeks). Instead of standing up, it is pushed in flatly and still a little red.

Any suggestions about how I can help it heal faster? Has anyone every had this issue with a bird?

Here is her "good side"

Her swollen side

Front view for comparison, see how the left side is smooshed

Sorry they're kind of blurry, she won't sit still! :P

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I personally don't think that will pop back out again it looks a bit smushed. Consult with your avian vet and see if there is anything that can be done for her?

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I agree with Daisy, doesnt look too too bad, but I would still give a qualified avian vet a call and ask a bit. I mean its not going to be fatal, so unless the vet says the bird is in immediate danger, I wouldn't take her in yet.

Kilo, my mauve linnie got one of his claws hooked in his left nostril once when itching his head, and tore it, but he breathes just fine, even though it looks funny..

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Doesnt look like it will affect her quality of life, but it also doesnt look like something that will go away fully... she may have a cere that looks a little different permanently

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