I had a cockatiel for about 1 month... This is the second one I got.
He is tamed partially (he still bites sometimes but not me; he doesn't really allow touching his back or wings - sometimes he will, sometimes he warns that he will bite)
He got used to the surroundings and 3/4 of the house and all the people around here. He also got used to spending time out of the cage with us and he learned to fly to me when he wants to.
I am afraid now after reading some articles on the Internet about bird powder, because my mother says that his powder causes my sneezing and coughing.
I have been ill for about 2 weeks and I have sore throat. I visited a doctor and took the medication for 2 weeks, but I still feel ill.
After putting him to sleep, now I feel some difficulty in breathing and I kind of have a blocked nose. I washed it twice but it still didn't seem to fix it. So after reading those articles about allergies and hypersensitivity of bird powder I am afraid to be having these problems.
Finally if I sold it to a pet store I don't feel he would survive after bonding with us like that... A pet store or a new owner won't be the same as here.
That's 2 questions:
- Am I sensitive to these powders?
- If I have to sell him, would he survive that?
Also I am noticing that he sneezes a lot about 4 repetitive times rapidly then calms down (no discharge). Is there anything wrong?
At first when I got him when he took his first flights around the room his nose became seriously red from the inner... He got injured from the middle of his beak between the nose openings once from hitting the wall (at his first times i noticed he didn't know how to stop). I added disinfectant and flour and he healed yesterday the old part pealed off and he is clean and good to go.