Unusual behavior concerning eye of my lovebird :(

by Anjali
(Mauritius)

My lovebird is usually very happy... making noises playing around etc... But i noticed she started to keep her right eye closed during the day... and opens it very rarely. is this usual? because she never does this and it started for about two days. she seems to be alright but i am really concerned about her eye :( plzz do help me out

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Jun 12, 2011
closed eyes due to dried eyelids
by: Anjali

THanks you for ur answer. Actually her eyelid was a bit dried up due to dust and all.

She is much better now as i did the necessary for the dried eye lid :) and she is back to her happy chirpy old self :)

Hope that this helps other ppl having their birds closing their eyes... It can be very much due to dust or smoke watsoever so do take care ;)

Apr 23, 2011
Bird keeping one eye closed
by: Tracie

Yes, this is unusual and it is something to be concerned about. First, encourage your bird to bathe by putting a shallow dish of water in the cage. Make sure you remove this water within an hour, so that the bird does not drink soiled water and get an infection. (Water bottles like the Lixit water bottle are the only way to keep fresh water for your bird.)

If this does not help, then you need to get your bird to an avian vet right away. It could be something lodged in the eye, or it could be something else. Either way, the bird needs a professional to examine and take care of it.

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