Eye injury... maybe??

BecKub

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Can’t tell if this is sickness related or perhaps just an eye injury.

Besides being slightly “off” cuz she can only see out of one eye, I watched her drink no problem. So she seems ok otherwise.

Any ideas? I haven’t done much research yet. I literally just saw it.
 

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Can’t tell if this is sickness related or perhaps just an eye injury.

Besides being slightly “off” cuz she can only see out of one eye, I watched her drink no problem. So she seems ok otherwise.

Any ideas? I haven’t done much research yet. I literally just saw it.
Does she have mucous in the nostrils too?

A foamy eye is often an indication of respiratory illness like Mycoplasma.
General care would be to flush the eye with saline, remove any pus or discharge you see and apply an eye ointment like Terramycin. Do this 2-3 times a day.
If you notice other symptoms, seeking vet care is best if possible. Sometime an antibiotic like Tylan50 may also be needed to clear up infection. Finding out they cause through testing is always a good idea as well since most respiratory illness make birds carriers even after they recover.
 

BecKub

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Does she have mucous in the nostrils too?

A foamy eye is often an indication of respiratory illness like Mycoplasma.
General care would be to flush the eye with saline, remove any pus or discharge you see and apply an eye ointment like Terramycin. Do this 2-3 times a day.
If you notice other symptoms, seeking vet care is best if possible. Sometime an antibiotic like Tylan50 may also be needed to clear up infection. Finding out they cause through testing is always a good idea as well since most respiratory illness make birds carriers even after they recover.

I don’t THINK she had mucus in her nostrils but I wasn’t paying super close attention. No sneezing or anything. I do have one other bird that has been sneezing, just not her.
 

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These eye ointments I can find at a regular drug store?
Do you live in the US? Putting your general location in your profile helps when making recommendations.
If you are in the US, then terramycin eye ointment is available at most Tractor Supply stores, some feed stores. If it's a ways from where you are, call and ask if they have it in stock before you make the drive. If you can't get it you can use plain neosporin ointment in the eye. Tylan is also usually at Tractor Supplies, in the livestock section. Some people have been having trouble finding it, so if that's the case you can mail order it. You can also use Tylan 200, dosing will be different. Those are injectable's, they can also be given orally.
 

BecKub

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Do you live in the US? Putting your general location in your profile helps when making recommendations.
If you are in the US, then terramycin eye ointment is available at most Tractor Supply stores, some feed stores. If it's a ways from where you are, call and ask if they have it in stock before you make the drive. If you can't get it you can use plain neosporin ointment in the eye. Tylan is also usually at Tractor Supplies, in the livestock section. Some people have been having trouble finding it, so if that's the case you can mail order it. You can also use Tylan 200, dosing will be different. Those are injectable's, they can also be given orally.

So I got some terramyic. I had my husband help me today and it seems as if her eye is there still but almost deflated?? Does that make sense?
 

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