Quail with swollen eye

Discussion in 'Quail' started by rixbreak, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. rixbreak

    rixbreak New Egg

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    Hi

    I have a Quail which was I think bullied, It has a swollen eye which is closed, It has been bathed with warm water which opens it but the eye looks redish pink inside. Any Ideas.

    Rixbreak
     
  2. qlicer49

    qlicer49 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know what it is but I had this problem too I just used eye drops every 2 days for a week
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    You can use some Terramycin eye ointment on it if you have any. In a pinch, I have used regular human eye drops to sooth the eye till I could get some eye ointment. Keep the bird by itself for a day or so till the eye heals enough that the bird can see out of it. Remove any bullies in the pen, offer up enough space and if all fails, keep this bird with other gentle birds so there is no bullying.

    Oh, and welcome to BYC!
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2013

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