Conure eye problem

by Jamie
(Orlando FL)

Conure with eye problem

Conure with eye problem

So I just adopted a 5 year old Conure. And the guy I got her from said she had a accident with a another bird when she was a baby and her eye is a little messed up. But when I got her home I notice that eye is slightly indented I don’t know if she is ok or not. I am going to take her to the vet but I have to wait till the first but I would like to know a little before I go there

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Jun 09, 2012
Conure eye problem
by: Shannara

My CAG had was hurt while in nest. His eye was damaged and he has very limited sight in it.(He will jump if you move on his "blind side)
When I recieved him I took him to my "bird" vet (sorry cannot spell right name but she works with the Little Rock zoo with their birds.)
His eye is flat and indented from the damage.
Our vet told us he was blind on that side.
He does very well and we respect that he likes to see us when we move toward him to pet or play.
Hope all is well with yoru baby .

Jun 09, 2012
Conure eye problem
by: Linda

When the first comes, already have an appointment set up for your bird with an Avian Vet ONLY. Find an Avian Vet Do not take her to a dog and cat vet because they are not even licensed to look at a bird much less diagnose and treat one. They kill a lot of birds because they have not spent the time and money for the extra years of schooling it takes to become an Avian Vet. Avian Vets diagnose and treat other exotic animals like snakes, lizards and others as well.

The eye is most likely blind, but unless your bird is seen in person, no one on the internet will be able to tell you anything. Beware of someone who DOES tell you because they are lying. When a new bird comes into your home, you have to have it examined by an Avian Vet during the first few days. Most birds come to us with various infections or other physical problems, and these infections do not go away without being diagnosed and treated by avian vet.

Keep us posted on how your visit to avian vet goes, and when you write back in, we can talk about getting your bird onto an organic pelleted diet which is what she needs to be eating. All seed diets are slow starvation for birds because they have little or no nutrition in the form of vitamins and minerals and high quality proteins.

Harrison's pellets are found here and Avian Vet endorsed. I've also fed it to my two Amazons for almost 20 years now, and we have no trips to avian vet except for toenail clipping and occasional beak trimming. You cannot make any dietary changes before you have her examined by an avian vet and either pronounced healthy or diagnosed and treated for any infections or other physical issues like her eye.

We'll be waiting to hear from you and thanks for writing,

Linda

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