Hello, welcome to Just Answer. I will try to answer your questions and help your macaw. Are the other two birds also sneezing?
they dont seem to be
no they are not sneezing
Great, that is good news! It sounds like you have looked into this extensively and the information you have gathered is accurate. Is there any color to the discharge from the sneeze? Or is it all clear?
clear, but only a little discharge, not enough to bother wiping and spooking him
That is good news as well. One problem that can be common in parrots is sinusitis, or inflammation of the sinuses. Many of them present with just some mild swelling of the nostrils, sneezing, and nasal discharge. It is commonly treated with antibiotics in water, (baytril is frequently used), for a period of time. This can upset the GI flora and probiotics can help re-establish that. From your research, you have found this information as well!
One thing I recommend to my clients is to humidify the air a few times per day to help nebulize the airways. This can be as easy as putting the bird in the bathroom and running a hot shower so the air is steamy for them to breathe.
so humid is better than a/c
sounds good, Dr., seems
also how long do you reccomend using the baytril?
Yes, humid is very important until they have fully recovered. I would also strongly recommend that if at any time he becomes worse, lethargic, stops eating, etc, you should call the avian vet to talk about options. Sinusitis cases can resolve quickly in some cases, while others become chronic in nature, with some improvement, then worse again, then improvement. Those cases can be a bit frustrating.
Most cases of sinusitis I will prescribe baytril for approximately two weeks.
Thanks DR Gwen
Good luck, I hope he is feeling better soon!