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Hello all. I have a 4yr old female tiel and recently when she does that crop clearing behaviour, where they stretch out and look like they're yawning, it makes a sort of crackly noise and she does it constantly... And at the end of some (not all) she kind of looks like she exhales hard. We have moved to a colder climate and I've bought a heater to keep the area warm but the sound has become louder and louder over the course of 2 weeks. Her diet hasn't changed. She eats seed and a mix of veggies throughout the week but this new sound concerns me. I'm not hearing anything when she breathes normally and the hard exhale is rare.

Anyone experiences something similar and is this normal? Any words of advice?
 

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I wish I had a suggestion or thoughts on what was wrong. If I were in your shoes however I think I would definitely take her to an avian vet. It could be lung sounds you are hearing, and in that case would definitely need attention. Hope she is better soon.
 
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