He was happy and vocal when we moved in and all was fine. About 2 weeks ago he went very quiet and seemed to sit and rest a lot. I started to notice that he closed his right eye a lot and sometimes scratches it.
Unfortunately at the moment I am not home a lot because my 4 year old daughter is undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer (her prognosis is good I might add, but the chemo is intense). We are in hospital a LOT. Right now I'm in hospital with her actually.
Anyway so I haven't been there much the last week, a total of 3 hours in 7 days to be precise. I popped home today briefly and he seems a little perkier today which I'm happy about. I was particularly worried a couple of days ago as the temperature reached 40°C two days in a row. We left a few buckets of water out for him (and the native birds of course) and my boyfriend did see him drink while he was home.
He has still been foraging around and I feed him scraps when I'm home (mainly fresh cut up fruit, rice, leftovers etc, all healthy), plus I bought some free range poultry grains as a treat which he likes.
I'll try to upload a few photos to show his eye. Should I get him treated? Or does this type of thing fix itself? He still flies up to his favourite roosting spot in a big pine tree and I do think he looks better in himself today than he did a week ago, but I'm concerned that he is so quiet. We barely hear a peep from him, whereas he was very vocal when we moved in.
It's also hard because like I said, he is totally free range and won't let us get too close (we can get about a metre from him but if we move directly towards him he quickly gets out of the way).