Galah gettgin Red eyes

by Paul Warburton
(Perth , Australia)

Our galah is developing red spots in the grey around its eyes. We have photo's from a few years ago that do not show red spots.

Please suggest if this could be a problem we should be worried about

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May 05, 2011
It's common in galahs
by: Anonymous

It is normal in galahs to have red spots or red around their eyes. Young immature ones can develop it & females have this. It is the only noticeable indication that a galah is a female when it has matured. Please research this cockatoo.

If you're worried take it to a vet. The vet list given to you by someone (sorry can't remember who??) in this board is not correct. I see you live in Western Australia (perth).

Sth of the river
Dr Ray Butler BVSc MACVSc, Risley Clinic
189 Canning Hwy, Applecross, WA, 08 964 2288

Nth of the river
Dr Tim Oldfield BVSc MACVSc, Wattle Grove vet Clinic
791 Welshpool Rd, Wattle Grove, WA, 08 9453 6655

Vets in Perth with an interest in birds:
Dr Graeme Thomson, 6 McInnes Crt ,Greenwood, WA ,08 9345 4644

Dr Kevin Cleasby, 56 Mosaic St, Shelley, WA, 08 9354 2995

Dr Elizabeth-Jo Vickridge, 10/20 Shields Cres, Booragoon, WA, 08 9330 2321

The second list is if you can't get an avian. These vets are VERY good with birds & see them regularly (pets & wild). If it's something they cannot do they will send you to an avian. Try the avians first. If you can't get to them try the rest, however you have described a normal galah. I recommend you research on galahs to get the proper information on them you need.

May 03, 2011
Red around bird eyes
by: The Avian Vet

Yes, this is something that should be looked at by an avian veterinarian.

Find an Avian Vet
Dr B

May 02, 2011
healthy & normal
by: Anonymous

female galahs develop red spots, pinkish or solid dark red on their eyes. Males generally don't. Also if your galah has LOTS of sunlight & outdoors activities the red can go really dark (females). It is healthy & I wouldn't worry too much :)

(perth, WA))

May 02, 2011
Galah gettgin Red eyes
by: Linda

Thanks for writing in because this is a very important issue. You will have to take your bird to a licensed and trained Avian Vet in your driving area. Only to an Avian Vet as dog and cat vets are not licensed to diagnose or treat birds and usually do nothing more than charge you a bunch of money for absolutely nothing.

This could be very serious and the longer you wait, the worse it will be for the bird. Only an avian vet can find out what it is exactly, so I won't even try to guess, and you should not either.

Thanks for writing because your bird has to be seen soon by avian vet to see what this is and what options are available for treatment.


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