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Fairly new to duck keeping so wanted to seek some advise from wise people! I have a 2 year old indian runner duck and recently noticed he has a build up of grease/dirt in the little pocket under his eye. Is this normal/common? He has a ridiculous amount of water sources changed daily, and also a swimming pool so it's not from lack of ability to dip his head under water.

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Sometimes an injury can cause an infection.  If you can get a vet's help, that would be good.

 

Otherwise, see if you can find some antibiotic eye drops.  At least begin rinsing the eye with mild saline solution three times a day - that may clear it up.  Vetericyn also makes an eye ointment.

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He's been to the vet! They didn't see it as an issue, so thought I'd get some other duck parents opinions. He seems fine in every other way, his eye's aren't oozy or red, just a weird pocket of dirt below his eyelids :/

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He's been to the vet! They didn't see it as an issue, so thought I'd get some other duck parents opinions. He seems fine in every other way, his eye's aren't oozy or red, just a weird pocket of dirt below his eyelids :/

 

Wobbles has this issue CONSTANTLY. His right eye does get a bit weepy in intervals; likewise, the vet can't seem to find an issue. I just do a saline rinse or like Amiga said, antibiotic eyedrops. Do you have a photo? It's difficult to visualize what you describe.

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