Budgie parakeets > Talking birds > Catarrh


This is somewhat similar to influ­enza, but partakes more of the nature of a chronic complaint. It is accompanied by hoarseness, coughing; rapid breathing and a rattling in the throat, and slimy yellow discharges from the nos­trils, which are apt to become stopped up and encrusted.

The same treatment may be used as is recommended with a cold or influenza, but the bird should be fed some honey and licorice juice.

It is sometimes necessary to syringe out the nostrils with warm salt water. The little instrument called an eye dropper which can be secured from any druggist, is quite convenient for this purpose.
Olive oil may be rubbed on the nostrils and over the beak.