Moluccan Cockatoo has a ring around one of his eyes
by Robert Haas
This condition began months ago as a red eye lid, then it turned grey. This is on his upper and lower eye lids. I took him to a vet, but nothing was really diagnosed. About a month after I noticed this (the affeced eye is always away from me when he is on his perch) the lids became very hard and began lifting off, which impaired his vision.
This doesn't seem to hurt him, but I can't imagine the obstruction to his vision doesn't bother him -- although it doesn't appear to. As the "ring" began lifting I have been using large nail clippers to remove the portion in front of his actual eye. There is still a single point of connection in the middle of his top lid. The point of connection doesn't want to come loose and looks like a new feather coming out.
I haven't heard of this before and wonder if I can find out what this is.
I will attempt to take close up images if it will help.