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Wanted to find out if any one else has had this problem?

Last night my green wing started gasping and panting. One vet said to give her antibiotics. Then managed to get through to another specialist vet who said that she was having an asthma attack!!

If any one else has had this problem I would love to know how they have dealt with this on an ongoing basis. Not sure who was more frightened - me or the bird!!!

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I'm sorry, I do not know the answer to your question but hopefully someone will spot your post who has more experience and be able to help very soon

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Guest Jane Doe

Yes if you read the aspergillosis thread in contact/info section you will see my experience. I would advise you take her to the avain vet for a full check up.

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Hi, I had an Amazon with breathing problems from time to time which was diagnosed as asthma.

 

The golden rules I was given were:

must be in a smoke, cooking free enviroment.

Keep feather dust to the min. if possible install a filter.

I had a nebuliser which I would run when she was bad. She hated this so I set up a smaller cage with a cover and let it free flow into the cage. Worked really well. Always gave her special treats so she did not look on it a punishment.

 

There were no meds given, but she always had a high vitamin diet with min seed, max fruit and veg + pellets.

 

Hope this may help. She was 35+ when she sadly passed away late last year. Georgie now fly's over Rainbow Bridge.

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In total we have 5 birds including the green wing. One grey, one Ducorps cockatoo, one bare eyed cockatoo and one blue quaker. So far today, I have moved the two cockatoos into other rooms, bought an ioniser big enough for the whole house, changed all the filters on the dyson and made an appointment for Dizzy the macaw to see the specialist avain vet who has told me that she is most likely to be allergic to the cockatoos! I spray them all every day.

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Guest Jane Doe

Do they normally have their own birdroom? If so these are brilliant

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you may not have to keep them seperate if you get one of these, the filter is best vaccummed off or banged outside once a week. I'm not sure if ionisers are safe, something to do with them creating ozone? :?

 

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Alan Jones is the local specialist avian vet and he was the person who told me to get an ioniser. Going to keep the cockatoos in other rooms until he has seen Dizzy. Dizzy has been very quiet today but seems to be picking up a bit now and she isn't panting or gasping any more.

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I used to have a `teil who used to have episodes like that , it`s a bit worrying the 1st time it happened but once I was used to her doing it I just used to take her away from the others for a few hours (usually overnight) untill she got over it . I found that making a lot of fuss over & keeping her somewhere quiet was all she needed , also using a little "Wheeze-Eze" spray ( from bird care co.) used to help with a faster recovery !

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