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Hi,

I've had a white dove four fours years and she's never been sick until now and I don't know what to do.

A couple of weeks ago her eye had, what I thought to be, some staining around it, as she jumps into the cat food when my cats are eating. I washed it off and today it has returned.

She has been sneezing a lot, and yesterday was moving her head in such a way as it looked as if she had something stuck in her throat. I haven't seen her vomit.

This morning the sneezing is less. She is puffed up for the first time and quieter than usual. I saw bright green runny poo this morning for the first time.

There isn't a vet nearby. I still have to find someone. Does this sound familiar to anybody?

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Thank You!

Thank you so much for your reply. I looked into her mouth and it is clear.

After looking, I am beginning to think the discharge is from her nose, not her eye. She left the cage and insists on sitting on my head again which seems to be a good sign (hopefully).

I haven't noticed her eating but she drank water yesterday on her own and I gave her some this morning so she doesn't get dehydrated. She's still sneezing, but less.

The diarrhea today is really concerning me.
 

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Thank you. No, she has never been around another bird. For 5 years she's been perfectly healthy. This appeared out of the blue.

I have been looking for a vet today. A vet in another state advised me to take away all things scented. It sort of seems to coincide with when I brought hyacinths into the house and have had scented flowers ever since (lilies too).

Does anybody know about this?
 

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Thanks again for your replies.

I removed the lilies and, coincidence or not, Birdsley perked up in no time flat. She is on my shoulder again this morning. Her symptoms have stopped also.

I read somewhere at this site to put a little apple cider vinegar in the water - 1 T to a gallon, so I did that just in case.

Whatever it was, she's cooing and flying around again so I'm happy. Keep your fingers crossed for me that it stays like that.

You are all very helpful. It's great to have someone to ask about these things. Have a nice weekend.
 
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