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Posting again about my bird Bella,

I've explained it in another thread, but it appears new problems have arisen. I've been giving my bird Bella medicine for her crop (for an infection called canker specifically). Yesterday, during her second dosage, she started making a wheezing/clicking noise, though she recovered after only a couple of minutes so my family decided she was fine.

This morning I thought I saw her coughing, though I was half asleep so I can't say for sure. Today she has been far more playful, but after giving her a bath I noticed that she was fanning her wings very slightly every three seconds or so and her tail was sticking down flat. Before getting up to play again she did a very watery poo.

Could this be a sign of a respiratory problem, or is this normal behaviour for birds who are drying after a bath? I've never seen her do it before but I'm hoping it's because she was drying in a different place than usual. Where the poo is concerned, could it be watery because of the medicine? Feeling very anxious so any answers are appreciated :frown:
 

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I can't completely answer all your questions but I can offer my experience as what my vet has told me. I've recently needed to medicate my tiel due to a yeast type infection that was making her poops watery. One morning after giving her, her mediation by syringe she started making a funny glugging sound and a yawning type motion, my vet who is a specialised bird vet told me that I was probably holding her too long in the process of giving her meds. That after syringing the medication into her break I needed to release her as fast as possible as she wouldn't be able to swallow it properly while I was holding her. She said the whole process from the first point of administering the mediation to release should take no more than 30 seconds. Since I've been doing this I've had no more problems. On that same day that she had this trouble she was also lifting her wings from her body slightly. The vet said this was because she was overheated which may also have been due to me holding her too long. I don't know anything about bathing birds but if you are seriously worried about a respiratory problem your vet is the best person to answer questions and probably much quicker the the forum.
 

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Oh also my birds both get watery poops when they are stressed i.e. In traveling to the vet. Their poops return to normal after we are home and over the situation. It was when my bird Mallee had watery poops for several days that I realised we needed to get her checked out. They also get watery poops when they eat to many veggies to fast. Again these return to normal once the excess food has moved through their system.
 
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