my birds eyes closing alot

by Bonnie STackhouse
(Bloomsburg)

My african grey bird is closing his eyes alot and the one eye he cannot open often. He stands puffy he walks
around. I had a sunlight bird light on him I don't know if that burned his eyes or not. Please help

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Jan 11, 2009
African Grey keeping eyes closed
by: Tracie

For birds from arid regions (ie. African Greys) that receive significant sunlight exposure, position the bulb so that it is 12" above your bird when sitting on the highest perch. For birds that receive less sunlight in nature, the bulb can be positioned 18" above the bird when sitting on the highest perch.


DO NOT position the bulb where the bird will have to look into the bulb to look out of the cage. The bulb should be above the bird at all times.

If you positioned the bulb so that the bird would be looking into the light, this may have damaged it's eyes. Please take your bird to an avian vet ASAP.


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