Sulfur Crested cockatoo with pink spots on eyelid.

by Lauren
(Nashville, TN, USA)

I noticed the other day that my cockatoo has some pink coloring on her eyelids that she didn't have before. They are not lumps and her eyes do not seem to have any kind of infection. Just this new coloring.

Do you know what this is? Or if I need to worry about it, or take her to a vet?

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Aug 24, 2011
Sulfur Crested cockatoo with pink spots on eyelid.
by: Linda

Thanks for writing in. If it has been more than a year since she had a checkup, I highly recommend you take her to be thoroughly examined by an Avian Vet. When I say thoroughly, that's what I mean. There seems to be a trend taking place with some people who are writing in where the Avian Vet "guesses" what could be wrong with bird and plys them with this and that medication hoping that one of them hits the mark. This is irresponsible vetting, and sometimes you the caretaker will have to make suggestions to get them back on track. I'm not saying all avian vets are doing this, but I've been reading about a goodly number of them who are taking a very half-cocked approach to treating their bird patients. With as much as they charge us, we can expect much better care for our birds that's for sure.

Request testing for both bacterial/viral infection. Have bsic blookwork done to see if there are any problems with kidneys, liver or thyroid. If your bird is not eating a high quality organic pelleted diet like Harrison's sold here, then she may not be getting the correct kind of nutrients. Birds who eat or drink people food, eat salty or sugary snacks, high fat content nuts or low quality pellets like ZuPreem or Lafaebers are in the midst of a dietary crisis. All seeds is the worst diet on the planet as it delivers lots of fat and very poor quality everything else. Does not matter whether fruit and veggies and/or vitamins are added. Birds cannot digest the so called vitamins on the market as their bodies only respond and process natural foods a bird in the wild would eat. In the wild, they are able to provide themselves with a balanced diet. In captivity, we have to provide a balanced diet.

Here is a link about changing from seeds or junk pellets to an organic pellet written by an Avian Vet. Make NO changes until bird has been thoroughly examined by an Avian Vet.

Switching Birds To Pellets article


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