I recently received a trio of fairly expensive ($225 total cost) birds in the mail from a breeder. When I got them they were lice-ridden, sneezing with snot caked onto their nostrils, and breathing with a gurgling sound. I have had them in quarantine since the 18th, and the lice taken care of with a bath, Frontline and Sevin in the bedding, but the sneezing and gurgling breath and snotty nostrils remains. My question is two-fold: First, is it typical to receive shipped birds in this condition, and what would you do if you were the buyer? Second, how would I best treat the sneezing and gurgling breath? I do not plan on moving them near my other birds anytime soon - they are as far away as possible on our 2 acres!