My son's girlfriend has a cockatiel, not sure but we think male, that she got from the vet's office where she works. The vet's office got it from a pet store, who took the bird there with an eye issue. Supposedly no one can cure this eye thing but I'm not sure why, and so the pet store just surrendered it to the vet. To me it looks like it might be a low-grade chronic eye infection of some kind. The vet's office gave the bird to her and told her to wash the eye with eye wash. That's correct, but is there any reason why we can't try terramycin eye ointment on this bird, like we would a chicken? Vet's office doesn't seem to know what to do, they're not an avian vet facility. The bird also has scaly dry skin and feather picks constantly. We birdsat him for a week for her, and got him some cage bird spray with lanolin in it, and basically just made a huge fuss over him, and he seems to have improved some just from that. But he is back with her now and I would like to suggest to her to try the eye ointment, but since it's a cage bird, just want to make sure first.