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Urgent Red and swollen eye

Discussion in 'Bird Emergency Highway 911' started by Echolicious, 5/1/18.

  1. Echolicious

    Echolicious Moving in

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    I NEED HELP ASAP

    I took my 5 year old Alex to get his nails and wings clip. When I got home.i put him and his cage and left . I got back and noticed he wouldent open one of his eyes . It looks red and swollen . It's nearly 1 am here so all the vets are closed and I'm close to having a panic attack . Is there anything I can do to help his injury. I have contact solution and an eye drips for humans but im not sure if thats safe. m guessing his eye got hurt while his nails were being done . I'm gonna call the people up tomorroe but for now i just want my baby to feel better. He won't open his eyes up . There's no discharge from the eye nor it is crusty . He keeps rubbing . I tried to put cold water but I think it's getting him . Please anything would help
     

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  2. Garet

    Garet Rollerblading along the road

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    Poor baby. :c I'm not sure what you could do for him, other than maybe applying some aloe vera to his skin to help with the itchiness or run a humidifier. I wouldn't use eyedrops or contact solution, though. I'm fairly certain they're not bird-safe.
     
  3. enigma731

    enigma731 Jogging around the block Avenue Veteran

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    You should be able to use saline eye drops. My vet's office uses them.
     
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    Aw, I’m sorry that something happened to his eye and I hope it heals quickly!
     
  5. Echolicious

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    Update 1

    So last night I used an ice pack and put it close to his eye . I woke up and made an appointment for the vet but thank God his eye looks much better. He still closes his eye but then after a minute or two he will open it . It's still a bit swollen but not as much as before .I'm going to see if I can try and ice his eye again and get some saline drops to help him . I'll wait another few days and hopefully his eye will be better otherwise it's vet time ! Does anyone know the best kinds of saline drops ?? A picture will be helpful . Thank you for everyone . I'll update soon :)
     
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    It could be allergy
     
  7. Hankmacaw

    Hankmacaw Biking along the boulevard Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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  8. Echolicious

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    Thank you! I'll deffinetly pick it up today
     
  9. camelotshadow

    camelotshadow Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Avenue Veteran

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    I wonder what happened? Maybe they clipped his nails with a dirty clipper & he scratched his eye & got an infection? Clippers should be at least wiped w alcohol between birds & I have read that not even that is effective at killing everything.

    A birds nails are in contact with poop & they could also just wipe it into there eyes but it seems odd that it happened after the nail clipping.

    Hope he will be fine...


     
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  10. iamwhoiam

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    Sorry about your bird's eye. Hope it is better soon. When is his vet appt? Maybe you can get in sooner than a few days.
     
  11. chyenne

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    Hopefully, your bird gets better!
     
  12. greys4u

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    He could have an infection in that eye
     
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    More than likely if you vet uses a dremel he could have gotten some dust in his eye from that. Not much you can do other than saline solution and give it a day or two! Keep an eye on it and visit the vet if it does not I'm prove in a couple more days! Hope all is well soon!
     
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