Pigeon has cloudy small spot on his eyeball

by Christina
(Victoria, Australia)

Hello :-) I have a white pigeon with grey spots.His name is Spotty, and I noticed that he blinks his left eye a lot. So I looked at his left eye close up and it seems to have a very small whitish cloudy spot on his actual eyeball. What do you think?

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Aug 01, 2011
I took my bird to the avian vet
by: Christina

Hello, and thanks heaps for all your help :-) I took him to the avian vet and the avian vet gave me some eyedrops, I think he said they were antibiotic eyes drops, and now his eye is better. His eye has been better for a long time now. But sometimes it still looks watery and sometimes he squints it a bit, though not very often. What should I do now? Should I wash his eye with boiled water that I have cooled down, using a cotton wool pad and see how it goes? Thanks heaps for your time :-)

Jul 10, 2010
Pigeon possible eye infection
by: The Avian Vet

This could be an infection or inflammation form trauma. Have it checked immediately by an avian veterinarian before it causes loss of sight.

Dr B

Jul 09, 2010
Pigeon has cloudy small spot on his eyeball
by: Linda

Christina, thanks for writing, and you need to take your bird to an Avian Vet in your driving area. Please do this immediately as this eye problem sounds like he may have gotten something in there that has caused an infection which could render him blind if not treated.This could also be the result of other injury or infection and does not need to be ignored as he will go blind and is most likely in pain from this.

PLEASE TAKE HIM TO AN AVIAN VET ONLY AS DOG AND CAT VETS ARE NOT LICENSED OR TRAINED IN CARING FOR BIRDS AND WILL EITHER NOT TREAT THEM OR WILL TREAT THEM WITH THE WRONG MEDS WHICH CAN SOMETIMES KILL THE BIRD. So find an Avian Vet in driving distance and have your bird's eye checked out for possible infection or injury. Whichever it is, it needs to be checked out by a qualified Avian vet as soon as is possible.


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