My parakeets eye

by Cathy
(California)

My parakeets keeps rubbing his eye and closing it off and on. It doesn't look right. Any ideas?

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Jan 13, 2012
Bird rubbing eye
by: Tracie

It could have a seed hull or something in it's eye, or it could have an infection.

I would try putting some water in a shallow dish for the bird to bathe and see if that stops this behavior. Make sure you remove the water after 3 hours. Many birds get bacterial infections from drinking and bathing in old bacteria laden water. If your bird doesn't drink from a water bottle this could be what is wrong with your bird.

If the bird continues to rub it's eye, then please Find an Avian Vet to examine your bird right away so you can get a prescription for whatever is wrong.

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