My Tibetan roo got relocated to the hospital tank a few days ago because he was mouthbreathing. He seemed to get better with the heat pad under him, but today I came home and the left side of his head was swollen hugely. I thought maybe it was a bonk injury, and couldn't figure out how he'd bonk on a screen top, but then I picked him up. His left..nostril?.. was missing. It had totally swollen shut. I got a q-tip and started swabbing it with warm water, and it quite literally exploded all over me like a huge zit. I got most of the pus out - it looks like it may be an abscess. The roof of his mouth was swollen, pressing up from the inside made pus come out the sinus and his eye. He's breathing hard - his crop is puffing up hugely and when he sleeps, his head tilts to the non-swollen side. I used a warm saltwater compress across the swollen side of his head, which drew out more pus. I'm going to try to get him to the vet tomorrow. Anyone have advice on anything more to do? And is it bad that, while it's bad, I'm glad it's some sort of abscess/infection and not a virus? -Spooky.