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Indian Ringneck making strange noise (Video)

I recently posted a similar thread on another forum but received little response, so as im a member of talk budgie i thought id give here a try!

About a week ago now my male indian ringneck, Tutti, who was born April 12th 2013, started to make this wheezing noise, now i cant hear any clicking sounds in his chest and his nostrils are clear, should i be worried about this noise or is it just one of the sounds hes going to make from now on ?

It may be worth mentioning that he doesn't do it constantly, just outbursts of it, and hes recently started talking, (peek-a-boo, hello and can wolf whistle). when he saw me attempting to video him he came up to the side of the cage and made the noise as if he was trying to get my attention. He is healthy and no different otherwise.

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Best thing to do would be to get it checked out, it almost sounds like he's got something stuck in his throat and he's wheezing to get it up. I can't comment on what it may or may not be though. At first when I read the thread I was thinking air sac mites, but listening to it it does sound like there could be a blockage. If you can get him to your avian vet ASAP then that would be best, even just as a precaution

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My first thought was that he had something stuck, but ive checked down his throat and couldn't see anything, would the noise not be constant if that was the case ? I have a certified avian vet local so if the problem persists ill take him down, although i didn't hear him make it yesterday and was around him for the majority.

On the other forum someone suggested he could just be mimicking sounds hes herd ?
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When I first saw the video I thought he was trying to talk

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If he hasn't had a well bird visit that would be the first thing. With birds it's best to catch things as quickly as possible.

If the vet says he's fine then I'd chalk it up to him starting to talk.

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I would take him to a vet. The noise is strange, but could just be learning to talk and realizing making that noise gets your attention so now he does it to get you to come over and investigate. The only thing that strikes me as odd is the way he's stretching his neck and pushing the tongue out just before, or inbetween doing it. Like he's trying to regurgitate or adjust the crop a bit. It could just be because this is a strange noise he's forcing out so it feels funny, hence the wiggling, but the best bet would be to get an avian vet to check it out and make sure there's no upper respiratory infection going on



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I don't think he is imitating the sound -he seems to move his head and neck forward at the same time he makes the noise - the movement looks like when they 'adjust' their crop but they never make a sound when they do this so, if I were you, I would take him to the vet asap.
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I would also see an Avian vet soon.
He doesn't seem to feel comfortable, the noise sounds a bit pained.
Non flighted birds have a higher risk for issues with their breathing organs.
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Thanks for the feedback everyone, im going to book a vets appointment in the morning and take him down, has anyone had experience with taking birds to be examined for respiratory problems before ? What should i expect the vet to do to him/will he need to stay in ect ?
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Generally, the vet will do a good listen with the stethoscope to listen for any pneumatic symptoms and will probably want to do a swab/culture of the throat and vent to see if there's a bacterial or yeast infection. If that's inconclusive, or they are a more conservative/testy vet, they may suggest a CBC diagnostic to check for white blood cell count, a sign of infection. Generally, for a new bird many vets recommend doing a blood panel to get a baseline for the bird - if it comes back healthy, they now have a "normal" blood panel for your bird to compare future blood tests to Every vet is a little different on their preferences for tests and how far they want to take their diagnostics



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What Jenny said, they will go through various tests if they don't get the result on the first, second etc. If they suspect there is something down there blocking the way, they will most likely go down with an endoscopy

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Talking All Clear!

Took him along to the vets with mush for company and he watched the video and had a good look at him, listened to his heart, weighed him and examined his droppings under a microscope and said everything seemed to be fine, put it down to him just learning to talk! Said to keep an eye on him in the following weeks and if he suddenly deteriorates bring him back!

He also said that a if a birds tail is moving up and down with his breathing its a sign of respiratory problems which i had never herd of before ?
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Took him along to the vets with mush for company and he watched the video and had a good look at him, listened to his heart, weighed him and examined his droppings under a microscope and said everything seemed to be fine, put it down to him just learning to talk! Said to keep an eye on him in the following weeks and if he suddenly deteriorates bring him back!

He also said that a if a birds tail is moving up and down with his breathing its a sign of respiratory problems which i had never herd of before ?
awesome news... yes the tail moving thing is commonly referred to as a tail bob... It will move a bit naturally but if it is exaggerated or really noticable it is a sign that the bird is working hard to breath and therefore should see a vet asap.
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Glad your visit went well Yes tail bobbing is usually a sign of labored breathing, keep an eye out for it, it helps to know what to look for

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Glad you got the all clear!! That's a great relief!



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I'm happy to hear that your IRN is not sick.
Thanks for taking him to the vet!
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