swollen eyelid on my cocateils eyelid
(San Diego (NORTH COUNTY) USA)
hello, I just noticed that one of my five month old cocatiels eyelid is red and swollen. I don't think it has been this way for long but am worried because she is scratching it a lot. I do not want her to suffer yet one problem is she is not a hand raised bird, she was parent raised so she gets frightened when I try to pick her up. There are four babies in all and being new to this I had'nt realized the disadvantages of allowing the parents to raise the own. of course I have 20/20/ hindsight but that does me no good.
I was wondering two things: first what do I need to do to help out the one bird with her eye condition? does she need a vet no matter what? And also I am wondering if there is a bird rescue in San Diego, Ca? I havent found anyone who is interested in taking them because they are not hand raised but six birds has turned out to be too much for my household. I am grateful for any help I can get.
Thank you, Mary