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Problems with eyes

Discussion in 'Quail' started by michaelshitsch, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. michaelshitsch

    michaelshitsch Hatching

    Oct 14, 2016
    One of my quail can't open his eyes. No visible injuries. Possibly an infection? What can should I treat it with? Most likely contagious?

  2. lomine

    lomine Crowing

    Aug 7, 2015
    Peyton, CO
    He can't or he won't? If there is no sign of injury or discharge than it is more likely an internal issue. He may be sick or he may be injured. He might have hit his head on the top of the cage (boinked) and now has some brain trauma (my first guess).

    Either way, best thing to do is separate him. Put him in a quiet and warm place with food and water. Try putting Nutri Drench or vitamins in the water. If it is an injury he needs to be able to rest and not have to fend off other birds. Depending on the severity of the injury, he should be okay in a few days. If he is sick you don't want him with the other birds. You will be better able to tell if there are any other symptoms too, like strange poop and things like that.

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