eye problem with african grey

by Chuck
(La Mirada, Ca)

He won't open his left eye and its been 3 days. I had him at store for grooming and he flew under one of thier perches. When I picked him up, he some fethers by that eye. The next day I noticed he wouldn't open it. I think he may have gotten an infection. What should I do for him?

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Nov 05, 2013
my parrot can't open his eye
by: Gada

i have the same problem , we gave his a bath at home on saturday and tuesday he cant open his left eye , im afraid there is no avian vet in my area and so scared and don't what to do :(((( any help

Nov 01, 2013
eye problem with african grey
by: Linda

As Tracie said, you'll have to take him to an Avian Vet ONLY and California is full of avian vets, so you should not have a problem.

The other issue is where you're taking him for grooming. Never, ever take a bird to a dog and cat grooming salon because first, they know nothing about birds and second, all the sprays they use on the dogs is toxic for birds. Birds cannot be around any kind of "under pressure" sprays whether out or at home because it can and does make them sick. What has happened here is he got a load of some toxic mess in his eye and is now sick.Perfumes of any kind are toxic to birds as is finger nail polish and remover. All of these items are found in a grooming salon, and your bird will end up dead sooner or later from being taken there.

Take your bird to an Avian Vet ONLY for any kind of illness and for regular grooming like trimming beak, toe nails and wings.If he needs a bath, use filtered warm water in a new, clean plant sprayer bottle a couple times a week and give him his showers in the safety of his own home. Any other grooming has to be done with a licensed and trained avian vet ONLY. Birds cannot have shampoo baths like the groomer is probably doing because of the coating soap leaves on their skin. The groomer is altogether the wrong place for a bird of any kind.

You will eventually lose your bird to a dog and cat groomers' incompetence because they know next to nothing about birds and the environment in a grooming salon is kind of like a human beauty shop which is toxic with a capital T.


Oct 31, 2013
Bird with possible eye infection
by: Tracie

You need to have this checked in person by an avian vet. There are bacterial infections and viral infections and they are treated differently. Neither can be treated over the Internet because avian vets can't prescribe without seeing your bird.

Please use this Find an Avian Vet link to find an avian vet for your bird so it can be examined to determine what is wrong and what the potential treatment might be.

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