cockatiel bad eye

by kris
(forest hills, NY)

my cockatiel is having a problem opening her eye. the other eye is fully open. What happened? I am giving her warm compress and right after the compress, she opens her eyes, then after a few seconds she will close the eye again. She is eating but not sure if she is in pain. Would and ointment help her? Please advise.

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Apr 10, 2009
Cockatiel not opening eye
by: Tracie

It is possible that some debris has gotten stuck in the eyelid, but even if that is the case the eye could become infected quickly.

Dr. B suggests that you take your bird to an avian vet for an exam so that the bird can be treated and get relief. There are not any suggested ointments without a vet exam because treating something that might not be wrong will allow the true problem to get worse. You need to find out what is wrong and have the proper treatment.

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