itchy red eye on macaw
(West Palm Beach, florida)
I just misted my birds as usual and noticed that the female blue and gold started rubbing her eye and closing it. In the past, she has had the same problem where the eye lid and inside the eye gets red and she can't open it for very long. I have always taken her to the vet and they say it could be allergies.
Not long ago, the vet gave some neomycin eye ointment which I will start using again. Its always in just one eye, the left and has been coming and going for years.
I used to think that it is sinus related because she sneezes as well, but now I'm wondering if it could be from the water spray bottle. I rinsed it out and used fresh water. What do you think? I always mist them outdoors and let them dry before bringing them back in the a/c.