Bird fell into chlorine water

by Hanine
(Romania)

The budgie eating(look at his eye)

The budgie eating(look at his eye)

A few days ago my budgie fell in water full of Chlorine.I went to the vet, and she said that i needed to clean the budgie with vitamin A, and I did.The budgie felt much better up till now; it seems to have less feather around it's right eye(which exposed it's pink skin) and seems to have less energy, although it eats. Is it something I have to worry about or not?

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Feb 18, 2012
Bird fell into water with chlorine
by: Tracie

It appears that Linda and Dr B have covered the chlorine issue, so I want to encourage you to also work on getting your bird on a healthier diet once your bird is well.

Birds on all seed diets or even table food diets do not live long healthy lives and usually die of fatty liver disease or other health issues.

Please read our Switching Birds To Pellets article and then our Switching Budgies To Pellets article for help in getting your bird off all those seeds.

Also, as Linda mentioned, you should get your bird's wings trimmed when at the vet and only allow your bird in areas of your home that are bird safe.

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Feb 18, 2012
Bird with damaged eye from Chlorine
by: The Avian Vet

Yes this bird looks like he does not feel well. He should be in a heated hospital cage. He also should have a thorough eye exam. The eye should be stained to see if there is damage to the cornea. Bleach is very toxic and caustic. There may be internal damage that has not been investigated.

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Dr B

Feb 18, 2012
Bird fell into chlorine water
by: Linda

Yes, you need to worry as your bird is losing his eye and possibly his life. Please find an Avian Vet somewhere in your area to treat your bird. He is sick as the chlorine is toxic to birds and other wildlife. I'll put a link for help in finding an Avian Vet because he may die from exposure to this toxic material.

I cannot imagine how this could have happened. If your birds' wings had been clipped, he may not have had this accident which may prove to be fatal.

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Linda

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