Balding around Eye of Cockatiel

by BD Greenman
(Israel)

irritated eye and surrounding area

irritated eye and surrounding area

We have recently put a male in with our female. Their behavior has been very civil. Today we noticed she has many feathers missing around her eye on one side. They are being a little aggressive towards each other. Does this seem like a spat or a sickness or pre mating behavior? While I was taking the pix I saw her scratching the area with her foot.
Thanks,
BDG

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May 09, 2009
Bird balding around eye
by: The Vet

This looks like conjunctivitis. This could be mate aggression, but you should have it looked at in either case.

Dr B

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