What do i do if my Coaktail Eye is fully shut ?

I have a Coaktail name Pancha she has one eye shut like if she would have a pink eye or something but we want to no if there any drops i can buy to put in her eye. ?

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Feb 14, 2010
My mother's cocateil's eye fully shut
by: Sanja

Hi, I have read your suggestions what to do when this happens however what would you suggest in a case when there is no Avian Vet in the near area? My mother lives overseas and she does not know of any vet in her near area. We have had cocateil Kika in our family for about 19 years. Other than left eye being shut, Kika is doing fine. Just yesterday I was told about this and that it has been about a week since her eye closed. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Oct 23, 2009
Cockatiel Eye Shut
by: Linda

Yes, as Tracie said, your bird could have injured the eye or have an infection in the eye, and an Avian vet has to examine, diagnose and prescribe any medications for your bird. Anytime something like this is wrong with your bird, you must make an appointment with an Avian Vet in your driving area and take your bird to them.

We cannot prescribe any medications on this site as we are not Avian Vets or any kind of vets for that matter.Never give your bird over the counter medications as these can and do kill birds. Also, never use something someone else used because it worked for them. IT MAY NOT WORK FOR YOUR BIRD AND CAN MAKE PROBLEM MUCH, MUCH WORSE.

Please take your bird to Avian Vet when he is sick, just like you would go to the doctor if you were sick.


Oct 23, 2009
Cockatiel with eye closed
by: Tracie

You need to take your bird to see an avian vet for an examination. There may be something in the eye that needs to be removed or there may be something else wrong.

If there is something in the eye, it will get infected if it doesn't get removed. If you can encourage your bird to take a bath before making the vet appointment, that would be good. That way if it is just a piece of seed hull or something it might come out.

You can not let this go on without something being done though. Let us know how it goes.

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