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Gosling with bad eyesight?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by SouthernPride, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this even possible and how would I know for sure? I have 2 Brown Chinese that are about 4 weeks old. One of them is very skiddish, screechy and very clingy to the other. We thought it was just that she was a liitle younger than the other and it was probably a personnality thing. She is the first to alert the others of things amiss in their environement so we thought that would be a good thing in the long run. But I've noticed that when she goes down a few steps she does not look down and just tumbles down the steps. If I try to feed her she will just squawk at me and doesn't even look at what I have, she even does this will food bowls. She has even run into me on a couple of occasions. She would rely heavily on the other for comfort. I know she can see, just maybe not very well. Could her eyesight be deteriating? This could be a real issue for her safety.
     
  2. goosedragon

    goosedragon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2009
    Central NC
    Quote:You do know that they don't see too well straight ahead? If they are looking at something they usually cock their head so one eye sees it. They also have a eyelid that is fairly transparent that they use underwater. If you are providing water that they can dunk their whole head into I don't know anything else you can do.
     
  3. SouthernPride

    SouthernPride Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I realize that and that is one thing I've noticed she never does, cock her head up when there is a bird in the sky. She also rarely walks/runs in a straight line. They always have water available. I'm sure there is nothing I can just wondering if anyone else has had an experience like this
     

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