My bird is missing a part of her lower eyelid...

by Amanda
(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.

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Feb 11, 2012
Bird missing part of eyelid
by: The Avian Vet

Yes, it could be from night fright. Yes, she could lose her eye if her full eyelid doesn't close. A vet can check the eye for damage and find the cause for the problem. Treatment is likely to be available. An avian veterinarian will prescribe both pain meds and an antibiotic.

There is nothing you can do on your own. You need to Find an Avian Vet immediately. She may be in pain, and the eye could become damaged.

Dr B



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