African Parrot eye is shut and not eating

by Saajeda
(Tanzania)

Hi, My uncle has an african parrots who's eye has shut and swollen and he is not eating either.


Please could you advic. He does not have access to a vet in the town at all so unfortunetly we can not take him to vets.

I'd greatly appreciate a quick response and advice.

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Mar 24, 2011
Bird's eye shut and not eating
by: The Avian Vet

I cannot give treatment advise without seeing what is wrong with your bird. It could be conjunctivitis, which responds well to antibiotics and steroids. But it could be a scratched cornea, which will get worse with steroids. This could also be a sinusitis or one of many other problems. You need to find a veterinarian that can diagnose this and provide proper treatment.

Dr B
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Mar 24, 2011
African Parrot eye is shut and not eating
by: Linda

There is a link on this page for help in finding an Avian Vet for your Uncle's bird.

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Unfortunately, without diagnosis and treatment, this bird will simply die as birds do not get over infections without treatment.

I advise not having birds if there is not an avian vet within driving distance because birds do get sick or injured and will at some time in their lives require the services of an avian vet.

Linda

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