I wasn't worried at first b/c my parrots tend to do this. They will inhale water the wrong way and get it in their nose for a day. I thought that is what this chick did. She's still doing it after a few days though, sneezing once an a while and sounding raspy in her nasal passages. What can I do for her?
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It still could be an environmental problem. Perhaps she has a feed granule lodged in one of her nostrils or inhaled feed dust. Check the nostrils as best as you can. If you see a granule, try using a toothpick to try and gently remove it. If it's dust, you can sprinkle a little water on the feed, not too much though, you dont want it to become moldy. They should still eat it even if it's moistened.
You can also try a warm water flush directly into the nostrils using an eyedropper, one nostril at a time. One drop into each nostril might moisten and loosen the granule and she should be able to sneeze it out or swallow the particles.
Mine sneeze all of the time. Is this not normal?
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