Tangerine Ringneck Dove Keeping One Eye Closed And The Other One Open

by Kiran
(London, Ontario, Canada)

One of my doves is keeping one eye closed and the other open. Is everything ok? She will open the eye fine but doesn't keep it open for long.

If anyone knows anything about this please help. Please let me know if I should take her to the vet. If so, I will take her on Wednesday on my day off. Thank you.

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Oct 11, 2012
Tangerine Ringneck Dove Keeping One Eye Closed And The Other One Open
by: Linda

No, your bird is not okay because she is sick. What you described is an infection not necessarily just in the eye. Have an AVIAN VET ONLY examine your bird to check for infections both bacterial and viral. If you have other birds, and this one has an infection, they will ALL have to be examined, diagnosed and treated exactly the way she is being treated because infections are highly contageous and can wipe out entire flocks of birds if left undiagnosed and untreated.

Take your bird to an avian vet only because they are the only vets licensed and trained to diagnose and treat birds. Dog and cat vets do not know what they are doing with birds and will do everything wrong up to and including killing your bird.

Let us know what Avian Vet has to say when you can and thanks for writing,
Linda
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