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December 2, 2021

CAG red nose area.

Hi,I recently adopted an young African Grey. He is about 10 weeks old now, I am hand feeding him with the help of the breeders who are my landlords so they are close by if anything goes wrong :).

Recently, my parrot has developed a red area around his nostrils. The area around his eyes are normal colour, and it doesn’t seem to be bothering him. I sprayed some luke-warm water in that area today and took an ear bud to try and clear his nostrils since it seemed like something was stuck there. His nose seems better now and I can’t see anything stuck there anymore, but is there anything else I can do to make him more comfortable?

Thank you


Hi Kushra,

You should let the breeder look and see what he thinks. Sometimes a bird can get food in his nose or lungs when you hand feed. If he just got some in his nose, it may have caused irritation. But if he inhaled any food, it can be deadly if he isn’t treated. You should take any signs of illness very seriously with a bird, especially a baby. Hopefully he just irritated the nose, but if your breeder can’t help, you should consult a Vet.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,


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