My Parakeet pupil

by Diana Diaz
(Sab Diego, CA)

Why is one of my parakeets pupil is dialated and the other one isnt?

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May 08, 2014
Hope your budgies okay!!!!!
by: Anonymous

Hi! Well I hope your budgie is ok! I have two budgies myself and well I've had one for two years and she has rings around her eye! And I just got one a couple weeks ago and she's fine! I feel bad for your budgie! Hope she's okay and stays healthy! Hope she doesn't go blind either! Wish you and your feathered friend the best!

Jun 03, 2013
Parakeet's pupil
by: Tracie

I think one budgie is younger than the other....

EYES - In most varieties, young budgies' eyes will be all black. As they get older, the iris gradually lightens to very light grey/brown. A budgie with a completely black eye is probably under 4 months old. A budgie with a dark grey iris is probably 4-8 months old. A budgie with a light grey or brown iris is probably older than 8 months.

Lutino/Albino, Lacewing, Fallow - At all ages these red-eyed varieties always have a light colored (pink) iris.
Recessive Pied, Dark-Eyed Clear - These varieties always have dark plum eyes which do not change with age.

Jun 02, 2013
My Parakeet pupil
by: Linda

This is something that will have to be taken care of by an Avian Vet in person because no one on the internet will be able to tell you what this is. It could mean bird is blind in one eye, has an infection that has to be treated or he will go blind, or it can mean that he has had a stroke or is in process of having a stroke. In humans, one pupil dilated and the other not means a stroke is imminent.

Please have your bird examined by an Avian Vet ONLY in your area. Since you are in California, it will be no problem finding an avian vet near you. Avian vet will look into your birds' eyes to see what they can see that way. It could be your bird is either blind or going blind. Either way, there is still a great need to have this checked out because bird has to be seen in person for a correct diagnosis to be made and a treatment plan begun.

Let us know what avian vet has to say and good luck getting this cleared up quickly.


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