7 signs of res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems

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• noises such as rat­tling, wheez­ing, which are eas­i­est to hear when it’s dark and quiet; • sneez­ing; • high-pitched cough­ing/screech­ing. • may look short of breath or be breath­ing heav­ily, with an open beak and pump­ing ac­tion of the ab­dom­i­nal mus­cles. •

in­flam­ma­tion of the eye mem­branes, foamy de­posits in the cor­ners of the eyes or very wet around the eyes or nasal open­ings which is no­tice­able as dust and dirt tends to stick to the wet­ness. • en­larged heads from swelling of the si­nuses around the eyes • sit­ting hud­dled, in­creased lethargy char­ac­terised by birds stand­ing or sit­ting with eyes closed and feath­ers fluffed out or ly­ing on their sides (check they are not sun­ning or dust bathing first!)

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