Yellow dots around the eye

by Aisha Rishi
(Pakistan)

Buttercup - African Grey

Buttercup - African Grey

I have an African Grey (Timneh) parrot. Lately I have noticed that he has some very tiny yellow spots around his eyes that is the white area. Is it just the sign of maturing or is it some kind of a disease? I am uploading a close up picture for your reference.

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Feb 27, 2009
yellow spots
by: Anonymous

I don't know what this is but you really shouldn't leave him in the direct sun for hours.
He could overheat and die. 20 minutes should be plenty and even that may be to long if its really hot. I perfer to use a sun lamp for a couple hours morning and afternoon. I would take him to a vet to be checked out especially if it itches.

Feb 27, 2009
Yellow dots around AG eyes
by: The Vet

This could be normal discoloration in the iris. I don?t know for sure just from this image. I would need to give your bird a thorough eye exam before I could make a diagnosis. You should have your bird examined by an avian veterinarian. Birds should see the vet every year for well bird check ups and vaccinations.

Dr B

Feb 27, 2009
White skin
by: Aisha

Yes they are on the white skin. I tried to take a closer picture but it came out too blurry and the flash diminishes the spots. They are yellow spots on the white skin and he usually lightly scratches on them too. I let him sit in the direct sunlight for hours in the garden because I thought it was due to Vitamin D deficiency but they don't seem to disappear.

Feb 26, 2009
spots
by: Anonymous

are the spots in his eye or on the white skin around the eye. I can't see them.

Feb 26, 2009
Not Sure
by: Aisha

When I bought him in September 2008 the guy told me that he was 8 months old. I had not researched enough on greys at that time. At that time his eyes were yellow (and not black or dark grey) like you can see now in the picture and I read that it happens after 1 1/2 to 2 years of age, so I don't know at all how old he really is.

But if I go by the age that guy told me, he is about 12 - 13 months old.

Feb 25, 2009
Yellow dots around AG eyes
by: The Vet

How old is your Timneh?

Dr. B

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