Are half open eyes in a lovebird a problem?

Today, I bought a female lovebird to pair up with my current one. But, the problem is I haven't noticed her eyelids are drooping, half open until I got home. Other than that I don't see any signs of infection nor illness, she is very active and playful.

They bonded really quickly and are absolutely adorable together. So I don't want to return her to the store just yet. My question is, are the eyes a serious problem and which seems unlikely is it contagious? Please reply, thanks in advance.

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Feb 09, 2012
Thank you.
by: Toni

Unfortunately, I have not taken any actions. I have contacted the store, and they told me I could return the bird and get another one. So, I got a new healthy female bird. But, I think it would be wise to have them both for a vet checkup.
Thank you very much for the reply!

Feb 06, 2012
Lovebird with eyes half open
by: The Avian Vet

Did you quarantine the new bird before introducing it to your old bird? If not, then you need to take both birds in to see an avian veterinarian. It is very likely that the new bird is sick and has now exposed the old bird. This is a general symptom of illness and a complete work up is necessary to determine the cause.

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