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    Careless Wheezing

    My male, Josh, has been wheezing a little bit, and also sort or coughing after he eats. Its sort of an 'ack' sound and I can't really describe it. And his wheezing, is like he has something in his throat, its been going on for a while now, should I be worried?

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    Re: Wheezing

    It sounds like he's just eating too quickly in regards to coughing after he eats, but if you're hearing a wheezing sound often, he should see a vet.

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    Re: Wheezing

    I agree. Wheezing isn't normal and needs to be checked out.

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    Re: Wheezing

    He should see an exotics vet, he could have something stuck in his throat or a lung infection.

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    Re: Wheezing

    To add on from earlier, finding an Exotic specialist in the UK can be hard, so use http://www.vetindex.co.uk/vetindex/avian_ref.htm this page (it says 'avian' in the link but it's for avian and exotic specialists) to locate one in your area :) However not all exotics are listed there, for example my vet specialises in exotics and isn't listed, so google your area too.

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    Re: Wheezing

    Thanks everyone for your help, it seemed to calm down today but I will still checked it out. Sky needs her nails clipped so I will take him there. The vets is Alder veterinary center. They say they treat 'children's pets' I'm guessing this isn't a exotic vet. I'll keep you updated

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    Re: Wheezing

    Ah, so you're in Liverpool too! (Same as me). I'd recommend googling to find one, as Liverpool isn't listed on the site I linked. My vet's closer to Lancs so it might be a bit of a long trip for you if you're closer to Alder Hey and that area.

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    Re: Wheezing

    Quote Originally Posted by Princess_Piggie View Post
    Ah, so you're in Liverpool too! (Same as me). I'd recommend googling to find one, as Liverpool isn't listed on the site I linked. My vet's closer to Lancs so it might be a bit of a long trip for you if you're closer to Alder Hey and that area.
    Not in the Liverpool area, our vets is in Lincolnshire :)

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    Re: Wheezing

    I always figured everything to do with Alder was near Alder Hey hospital, my mistake!

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    Talking Re: Wheezing

    :) No problem!

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