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Eye infection?

Lately I noticed Miss Chanel scratching her left eye often. When she comes to me for a scratch, she wants me to rub her eye. She also rubs that eye on the cage bars or perch. Now I noticed that the feathers closer to her eye are gone--so it's a little like a bald look around the eye. Does anyone have any experience will eye problems? I'm going to try to get an appt with her vet on Sat.

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Sorry to hear she is uncomfortable. Let us know what the vet says.

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I've had birds with eye infections that were taken care with antibiotic drops but I also had one that kept on getting one and he had a tumor in his brain, right behind the eye so, please, take her to the vet.
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Oh wow Bibi, I would never guess a tumor. I'm bringing is Chanel in tomorrow . Fortunately since she's a current patient the vet is squeezing her into his schedule. I'm glad u called today bc the vet is leaving for a limitless over a week. I will let everyone know the outcome. I hope nothing serious, she's such a sweetie

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Keeping Miss Chanel in my prayers!


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Sore eyes always make me cringe as they can be a symptom of psiticosis.. Good luck at the vet visit, hope she gets the all clear with just an irritated eye that will clear up easily!
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Hopefully it's just an eye irritation and not psittacosis. Or mites!

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Good news! Her eye is fine. She got an eye biotic eye drop just in case she has a low grade infection that the vet couldn't see. Apparently the bald spot is probably due to some trauma above the eye .
There was some drama when I was there. A couple was leaving with a conure in a cage with plastic holder at the top of the cage. The plastic broke and the cage crashed to the ground. The conure was in a hut or something at the top of the cage and fell to the bottom . I caught a quick look and the bird was hobbling on the bottom. I thought it was just stunned but it was more because the couple rush back in the exam room and the vet came back in. Then I heard the lady crying. I don't know exactly what happened but the vet had the bird in the hospital area and pushed fluids. The couple left so I don't know what happened.

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Good news! Her eye is fine. She got an eye biotic eye drop just in case she has a low grade infection that the vet couldn't see. Apparently the bald spot is probably due to some trauma above the eye .
There was some drama when I was there. A couple was leaving with a conure in a cage with plastic holder at the top of the cage. The plastic broke and the cage crashed to the ground. The conure was in a hut or something at the top of the cage and fell to the bottom . I caught a quick look and the bird was hobbling on the bottom. I thought it was just stunned but it was more because the couple rush back in the exam room and the vet came back in. Then I heard the lady crying. I don't know exactly what happened but the vet had the bird in the hospital area and pushed fluids. The couple left so I don't know what happened.
Wow. What a relief for Chanel. Glad to hear she is ok. Keep us posted.

Poor little conure. I hope it's going to be ok. Some of these carriers aren't very secure it seems.

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So glad to hear she's going to be good Awful about the conure though, accidents happen

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Glad to hear she is fine. Sorry to hear about the conure but it's a good reminder to get a proper carrier for all of us.
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That is great news that she is fine. Reading all the comments i never knew it could be that serious.
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Carolz, when I brought MIss Chanel home, she had a bald area just above her cere. I didn't think anything of it. When I brought her in for a new bird check, the vet suspected instantly that she had a sinus infection and she did. I was reminded of the sinus infection when I saw the bald area by her eye, that's why I rushed her in. I examined the area again today and I can see and feel the pinnies. She's still rubbing that area.

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Parrots lacking sufficient vitamin A in their diets display a variety of symptoms, including eye swelling and discharge. Secondary infections, usually respiratory and affecting the eyes, often occur because of the deficiency.

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The cause was the sinus infection when she was a baby. After a round of antibiotics and eye drops, she was cured. I just brought her in for her annual and receive a pretty clean bill of health. The vet said she (well, I guess it is actually me) needs to work on becoming leaner. He still sees fat, so she is not supposed to have hardly any seed or millet.

Miss Kauai, my 7 year old budgie, has it even worse, NO seed or millet. Her blood is being checked for cholesterol. He might put her on low fat Roudybush, if the results aren't good.

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