Watery and annoying eye

by Leteisha
(Sydney)

The left eye of my Sun Conure is annoying him. It is watery and it annoys him. He claws at it constantly. When he does his fluff up and shake, a water drop will come from his eye. Every morning the feathers on his left cheek are stuck with tears. I have taken him to a vet who said he had Chlamydia and treated him with anti-biotics, but it has returned. It didn't really go away with the anti-biotics, some days are worse than others but I'm scared he will harm his eye. The trips to the vet were traumatic for him (he took it out on me, also painful) so I hope to avoid that path if possible. Any advice is welcome.

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Mar 23, 2014
any success yet?
by: Anonymous

Letisha, can you please tell me if you find anything that is successful. I know a rescue bird with the same problem. We have tried three different treatment but no luck. Please share if you have success.

Jan 05, 2014
Watery Eye
by: Alex

I am afraid that there is nothing we can do over the internet, he will need to be taken back to the vet for them to re-examine and run tests and try another course of treatment.

If you are not happy with the avian vet treating your bird, you can always get a second opinion. I did once.

Your vet probably wanted to try the anti-biotics first and will want to hear back if the bird is still suffering.

The longer you leave it the worse the infection or injury can get (he may have injured the eye), Especially as the bird is scratching at it. The bird could cayuse some serious permanent damage if it keeps scratching at it.

Write back and let us know how the bird gets on.

Thanks for taking time to write to us.

Jan 04, 2014
Watery and annoying eye
by: Sandra D Singh

Leteisha, Sorry to hear about your sweet little bird. The only thing that you can do is to try another vet and make sure it's an "AVIAN VET". Constantly clawing at his eye is not good, he'd eventually lose it.
You said that you've taken him to a vet who said he'd Chlamydia and treated him with antibiotics but it returned. Leteisha, was the vet an Avian Vet? If so, didn't the vet told you whether or not your bird gets well, you should bring him back for a check up? Didn't you call the vet and told him that the antibiotics didn't cure your bird? Poor little baby, he maybe in pain and so much discomfort!
You said the trips to the vet were traumatic for your bird and you don't want to put him through that again. I do understand how you feel but you don't have a choice here. I'm sure that you do love your bird and you wouldn't want to see him gets blind. My dear please take him to an Avian Vet as soon as possible.
NO ONE can help your bird over the internet and a time like this you don't want any advice from anyone about medications. Try another vet if this vet didn't cure your bird but make sure it's an Avian Vet. Let the second vet knows what kind of medications the first vet had prescribed for your bird and the amount.
And "NEVER LEAVE YOUR BIRD AlONE IN A ROOM WITH A VET OR ANYONE ELSE; YOU MUST BE THERE BESIDE HIM AT ALL TIMES". Unless he has to stay at the vet overnight then you've no choice but to pray and hope that he'd be alright when he returns to you.

I wish you and your bird the best and I'll be praying everyday for your bird. Please update us on his recovery take care and God bless you both.




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