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Greetings, I am Dr. Pat. I have worked with birds exclusively for many years. I have a couple of grays myself and have had many African Gray patients.
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Did the snoring begin after the humidifier?
Does it sound like it is in the nostrils or mouth? Does it happen on each breath; can you tell if it is inhale or exhale or both?
This time of year, many people cook and use unsual pots and pans. There is always the risk of non-stick coating toxicity, cooking fumes, oven fumes, etc. and candles/scent/etc. Anything like that going on?
Humidifiers can be a reservoir of germs. They have to be emptied, scrubbed with dish detergent, rinsed and dried EVERYDAY and often are more problem than fixer. If it hasn't be used in a while, break it doewn ND THOROGHLY CLEAN IT--AND DON'T FORGET THE NOZZEL AND ANY TUBING.
I'm not in a good phone area, so we are stuck with internet.
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I can't get it to work. Can you copy and paste the link here instead of jpeg?
Do you have an avian vet? I would recommend making contact today because of the long holiday weekend. Radiographs and blood work, choana and nasal swabs may be in order.
I would be worried about seasonal "allergy-type" issues, fumes, upper respiratory infection, sinusitis, foreign material in the choana (I have found all kinds of things in there, from broccoli to sticks), even fungal infections.
Have you recently started a heater/furnace, brought in holiday decorations, cleaned carpet/stove, etc?
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