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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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I woke up today and the area around my dove's eyes and neck

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I woke up today and the area around my dove's eyes and neck is all crusty and yellow. Very wet sneeze and fluffed up at the bottom of his cage in the corner. He seemed completely normal last night, our apartment is at 71 degrees... I'm so worried and I have no idea what to do.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Good morning, Rachel. I am so sorry to hear that Avi is not well.

There are a lot of things that we can see cause wet sneezing and the crusty, yellow production is certainly a major concern, along with him being at the bottom of the cage. This is probably not related to the temperature as 71 degrees is a perfect temperature for a dove.

I would be more concerned about a bacterial or fungal infection which should be treated by a veterinarian. If you do not have a vet that can see Avi this weekend, please post back your city, state and zipcode and I'll be happy to help you find someone that can help.

If my answer has helped you, please take the time to leave positive feedback. If questions remain, please reply and I will help further.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

I am not able to offer you a phone call, at this time. I am happy to type back and forth until your questions are answered, however.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm snowed in really badly and I doubt I'll be able to get anywhere before Tuesday. I live in Henrico, VA 23233.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

I am going to post some resources for you here. If you're unable to make it out, perhaps someone can make it in.