10-18-2016, 07:12 AM
The nostril can in fact start to close when getting clogged up and also when the area starts to swell.
Have you been noticing any wet sneezes on your budgie and does she have heavier, laboured breathing (pronounced tail bob)?
Given the information you have given about your other budgie that got sick and ended up passing away, if Tweety was missing feathers around the eye and the area was inflamed, then she could have had a serious respiratory infection or sinus infection.
Tweety may very well have passed the illness to Skittie.
If all of 3 budgies are currently housed together, it would be best to quarantine Skittie in hopes that the illness hasn't yet been spread onto all of your budgies.
I also don't have an avian vet in my town and have to travel long distance with my birds whenever it's needed.
It would truly be in Skittie's (and the rest of your flock) best interests to have her seen by a qualified avian vet professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Depending on the outcome your whole flock may very well need to be medicated if they have been in full contact with Tweety.
I hope all goes with Skittie and your flock.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Last edited by aluz; 10-18-2016 at 07:17 AM.