Blind Cockatiel

Hello, I noticed my male cockatiel acting different the last two months. He is eating well, drinking water, no watery stools, but he not as active. He is 11 years old, and I think he is mostly or completely blind. He can't seem to see your finger to step up, he doesn't try to get out of the cage anymore, he bites randomly at nothing, we put him in front of the mirror (which he used to love to talk to himself)and he didn't even notice it. Also his dark eyes seem to have a bluish color to them. Is there anything I should so for him and I have 3 other cockatiels, could it be something contagious? Thank you for your help!

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Feb 27, 2012
Cockatiel may be blind
by: The Avian Vet

I recommend that you have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian. What you describe sounds like cataracts. But you should have him examined to be sure that it is not something contagious or treatable.

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Feb 25, 2012
Blind Cockatiel
by: Linda

Your bird is sick and needs to be taken to an Avian Vet ONLY in your area. Find an Avian Vet Depending on what avian vet finds, the other birds who have been in close contact with him may also need to be diagnosed and treated. Bacterial and most viral infections are highly contageous. If you don't take your bird to an avian vet to be examined, all of your birds may die.

When we have birds, we also have to take them to a bird doctor when they are injured or ill. Right now, your bird needs medical help, and it is the law of every state in the US to provide medical services for all pets.


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