Quaker Parrot eye Injury

by Ken Munt
(Miami, FL)

Please Help! We found a 2 month old Quaker parrot on the road. Apparently, it was hit by a car or something. The right side of the bird was injured. We nursed it back to health, and it is doing well. Its been 3 days since the injury and the right eye is "White" and "Cloudy". It is apparent that is cannot see out of this eye presently. Will it get better? I think it is the Nictitating Membrane. We have been putting an antibiotic cream that was suggested by someone for a Pet store.

Has anyone any experience with this situation? Will the membrane go away and sight be restored in the right eye?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

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Sep 18, 2009
Quaker eye injury
by: The Vet

This is a serious situation. You need to get this bird to an avian veterinarian immediately and don?t take medical advice from pet stores.

Dr B

Sep 07, 2009
Trip to Avian Vet
by: Linda

Your bird needed to be taken to see an Avian Vet from the first day you had it. Please take it now, and never, never use any medications on birds that "someone" told you were safe. People in pet stores are NOT qualified to sell you medicine for birds, and it does not matter that they have the meds in their store. You can make matters worse by doing this, and actually kill a bird by treating the wrong kind of injury or infection with the wrong kind of medicine.

Please take bird into an Avian Vet in your area immediately as this bird was severely injured and may have internal injuries you no nothing about.

It is wonderful that you rescued bird, and now finish your job of being a good Samaritan by taking her to a qualified Avian Vet so external and internal injuries can be treated.


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