**Emu with a eye Hurt**

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by 66vette, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. 66vette

    66vette Out Of The Brooder

    38
    0
    32
    Nov 18, 2012
    Hi I have 2 emu I just got about going on 2 weeks there about 7 weeks old . I just notest this morroing that 1 of them has a bad eye it's almost closed?so I put some prirocside I no I did not spell that right? but I put that on there and I just got home and went and looked and man it's opened up it's eye now?I am so happy I was thanking forshore it had lost it's eye.and I have been putting Tetracycline Hydrochloride Soluble power in there water It's a antibiotic.

    Thanks
     
  2. Tame Emu Guy

    Tame Emu Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Morning, 66vette.

    That’s good good news! Keep Emoo under observation. Stay a part of this community, and teach and learn. The good thing is that, because your birds are pets, you can examine them and minister to them. (My birds are tame-wild, 66. I can’t handle them. It’s super frustrating when they have problems.)
    Supreme Emu
     
  3. 66vette

    66vette Out Of The Brooder

    38
    0
    32
    Nov 18, 2012
    Oh I will thank you I have put 1 in the burn and the other I left in the 12x12 pin I have ligths in both I have been told that if one get a eye hurt or someyhing like that it's best to sep'' them? becase the other one may pick the eye out? I was told that I don't know if it's true but I am not going to take any chang..this is a very good place to learn I have learned alot on here. I am getting 2 more saturday? they are only about a week old? so I will have my hands full.lol with 4 being that old I will have to wait to they get biger before I can put then togather?


    Thanks
     
  4. Tame Emu Guy

    Tame Emu Guy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Vette, I am an oddity here, the only BYC person with tame emus. (I live in a farmhouse in the forest in south-west Western Australia.) My knowledge of Where You Are At At This Second is zilch.

    However, yes: these birds turn upon and kill any weak bird. ‘Nature red in tooth and claw,’ Vette. (Tennyson)

    They are, in the wild, in a state of almost permanent violent competition.

    S.E.
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Hi....don't use.peroxide in the eye....you can use saline but peroxide can hurt the eye. Apply some neosporine to and around the eye...its an antibiotic and will keep.the eye lubercated . Yes....Emu can peck at each others eyes.....eyes are shiny..Emu like shiny.things......good to separate the injured one till its eye heals. I would keep the younger ones separated from the older ones till they are able to run and play and defend himself a little from the older....but if you can allow them to be with in.sight of each other it will help the introduction later....Best wishes
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2013
  6. 66vette

    66vette Out Of The Brooder

    38
    0
    32
    Nov 18, 2012
    Thanks everyone for the replys I had to go and put them back togather where I had the other one it starting to rain and there was water coming in? I hope he leaves her alone tonight and don't pick at it? the eye is looking good it's open and all? I just don't want to take any change in him picking at it? hope they sleep tonight and tomorrow I can put him back in the barn. what makes thes birds so dumb I a have a heat lamp bulb in the burn and he would not get under it with the pine and the light looks like they would want to get where it's warm? out in the pin I have a 12x12 with a wood dog house in it with a 120 bulb.well I have to go out in the even ant put them in there .if I don't they will bed down behind it?and will not get in it.thats the crazys thing I have ever seen.lol


    Thanks
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by