Budgie with bald area around right eye, swollen and red
(Thornhill, ON, Canada)
My elderly budgie (10 years) has a 1/2" diameter area around his right eye with no feathers. The upper area around the eye looks bluish. The rest of the skin looks red and inflamed. The bird's behaviour appears unchanged. There are no other symptoms.
The other eye is normal. The bird is eating and drinking normally.This condition has been developing over a number of weeks. I thought that the feathers might just grow back but they haven't. Any suggestions as to diagnosis and possible treatment? Please see photos.