My bird is missing a part of her lower eyelid!
(Virginia Beach, VA)
I came home to my bird (cockatiel) and she seems to be missing part of her lower eyelid. So about three fourths of her eyelid can close but the other one fourth doesn't. She is not bleeding and doesn't seem to be in pain, but I do know that birds are prey animals so they try not to show when they are in pain. I'm really concerned. Could this be cause form her night fright the night before when she thrashed around? Can she lose her eye if her full eyelid doesn't close? What can a vet do for her? pain meds or an antibiotic maybe? And what can I do to help her until I get her there? What is likely to happen? An advice would be great! Thanks.