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Is he open mouth breathing with a raspy sound? You can gently dip the tip of his beak (not over the nostrils) in a small bowl of water to get him to drink.

When he is more relaxed, plse take a flashlight and check inside his beak and the back of the throat for any unusual yellow or whitish growths. The inside must be a reddish colour without excess mucous.
 

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Thanks for your reply. He refused to drink. He is opening his mouth a little bit to breathe, and seems to have a blocked nose. It was very hard to open his mouth, but I could see it, and it is yellow and white.
 

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The yellow growths are likely canker. It can obstruct the airways. It can be treated with medication if it is not too severe. Lemon juice very carefully (as they can bleed badly if knocked) applied to the canker growths as well can help. If you're in the UK there are quite a few pigeon-friendly rescues that could help with the medication - though you have to be careful they won't just put to sleep.
 

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He is still a baby. How severe are the yellow growths? You need metronidazole for treatment, but you won't be able to get without a prescription in your country. If you have a petshop nearby that sells aquarium goods, get some Fishzole. This is the same as metro.

Try to get him to drink water. They get very thirsty when they have canker.
 

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He is still a baby. How severe are the yellow growths? You need metronidazole for treatment, but you won't be able to get without a prescription in your country. If you have a petshop nearby that sells aquarium goods, get some Fishzole. This is the same as metro.

Try to get him to drink water. They get very thirsty when they have canker.
Thank you. He didn't resist, he died during the night.
 
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