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Urgent IRN small bump/swelling around one eye

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I recently noticed that my indian ringneck parrot’s right eye has a little pinkish bump near it.

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here are some pictures of the bump, it’s a very very light pink and is a little swollen around her eye. I really hope it’s just due to her moult, she’s been going though a very tough moult, I’ve already taken her to the vet for another issue and I simply can’t afford to take her again…
I saw some pin feathers near her eye so fingers crossed it’s just due to the moult.

Anyone have any ideas what it is? She hasn’t been acting any different, she has the same diet etc..
Except she has been sleeping more than usual (because of the moult).
Has anyone else’s bird experienced this? Please help I start stressing whenever I notice the smallest change in my bird, she’s my best friend :(
 

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I also just picked her up and checked her eye right now and I can see a tiny dark dot which is a little visible in the picture I sent. I’m guessing it’s a new feather that may be coming in? I don’t know if I’m overthinking this all and stressing for no reason but I really hope it is for no reason :shy:

Also I forgot to mention that her other eye is fine, I mean she’s still got less feathers there than she usually has but thankfully there isn’t any swelling and I see a little dot there too but it’s easier to tell that it’s a small hair like feather as it’s grown more than the one on the other eye.
 

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It's hard to know.

The periorbital sinus could be inflamed from a health issue. They do tend to loose feathers between eye and beak in that area with inflammation as well.

My quaker Pikachu had similar swelling tho more pronounced, the bare skin quakers have around eyes was more puffy than yours
and reddish conjunctia and feather thinning in thst area, with avian clymadia.

But @Parutti has more thinning there in her African Ringneck with molting I think.
 

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It's hard to know.

The periorbital sinus could be inflamed from a health issue. They do tend to loose feathers between eye and beak in that area with inflammation as well.

My quaker Pikachu had similar swelling tho more pronounced, the bare skin quakers have around eyes was more puffy than yours
and reddish conjunctia and feather thinning in thst area, with avian clymadia.

But @Parutti has more thinning there in her African Ringneck with molting I think.
Thanks for the reply!

I took my parrot to the vet less than a month ago due to another issue. The vet said she may have a small bacterial infection because I noticed her tail was bobbing. The vet said she was otherwise all healthy. She was put on antibiotics and she’s much better now thankfully. She’s not been showing any other symptoms of being ill or anything, like I said she’s eating, drinking and acting the same as she usually does. And her tail bobbing is better too. Although I do know parrots hide their illnesses very well…

I’m sure the feather loss around her eyes is purely due to her moulting because I’ve seen pin feathers on her cheeks! I’m just not sure about the swelling… hopefully it will be better soon

Btw how is your quaker now?
 

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It was quite the stressful drama/saga as a rescue budgie brought in the clymadia and my flock of seven all fell ill. With one at deaths door. It took 3 rounds of antibiotics to clear, so 3 months or so....they would recover and relapse. This was a couple of years ago , all fully recovered. Doxycycline is used for 45 days with this infection, which has dormant periods , and relapses are common. Nasty weird bacteria. While mine probably had a very hot strain , it can cause more low chronic type infection.

With sinus issues, which sounds possible with yours, sometimes a veterinarian nasal flush is in order . They can have dry secretions, rhinolytts stuff that flushing can help, and culture and cytology can be done st the same time. I had linked something on this if I find will stick here too. It's possible yours didn't fully clear whatever infection she had .
 

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Your bird is very lovely btw

 

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Example of Pikachu eyes, with avian Chlamydia
 

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Example of Pikachu eyes, with avian Chlamydia
Omg thank you so much for all the information! I read through your whole post, wow you’re great I’m so glad your birdies have someone like you to care for them! And your bird is so cute!

The only problem I have is that there is only one avian vet where I’m from so it is sooo expensive especially for a student like me :sad8:

Even on the last vet visit I spent so much for the check up and the medicine I couldn’t believe how much it was! I really wish there were more affordable avian vets :arghh: The vet only gave me enough antibiotics for the course of 7 days..

I guess all I can do right now is see if it gets better which I really hope it does.
I pray it’s just the side effects of a heavy moult and that she gets better. I’ll be keeping a close eye on her and if it doesn’t I’ll definitely take her to the vet. Thanks for the help! :heart:
 

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I hope it is just a feather cyst or pimple like , or something minor that resolves. Keep watching, definitely Veterinarian if worsens.

Not all infections need the extended treatment like clymadia does. 7-10 days is standard. But many times you do have to follow up with sinus or respiratory infections.

I hope you will come back to update , with good news 0f course!!

Thank you for the kind words , and reading my saga .

Do you have a flock thread for yours? If not I hope you nshe one, I'd love to hear more about her.
 

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I hope it is just a feather cyst or pimple like , or something minor that resolves. Keep watching, definitely Veterinarian if worsens.

Not all infections need the extended treatment like clymadia does. 7-10 days is standard. But many times you do have to follow up with sinus or respiratory infections.

I hope you will come back to update , with good news 0f course!!

Thank you for the kind words , and reading my saga .

Do you have a flock thread for yours? If not I hope you nshe one, I'd love to hear more about her.
Thank you! This morning her eye is a little better as it’s not as pink as it was yesterday but I think its still the same amount of swelling, I also noticed some small pin feathers close to her eye.

Yesterday I was going through her pictures to see if her eye has always been like that and I just never noticed, in her old pictures I saw that she’s had way worse moults than this where she lost a lot more of the feathers near her eye and beak, she was basically bald hahah so I’m guessing it should be okay this time and I should just stop overthinking it :shy:

I’m not sure what a flock thread is tbh! I usually only come on here to ask and read questions I’ve never really explored the rest of the site..
 

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Thank you! This morning her eye is a little better as it’s not as pink as it was yesterday but I think its still the same amount of swelling, I also noticed some small pin feathers close to her eye.

Yesterday I was going through her pictures to see if her eye has always been like that and I just never noticed, in her old pictures I saw that she’s had way worse moults than this where she lost a lot more of the feathers near her eye and beak, she was basically bald hahah so I’m guessing it should be okay this time and I should just stop overthinking it :shy:

I’m not sure what a flock thread is tbh! I usually only come on here to ask and read questions I’ve never really explored the rest of the site..
Well time to join in more! We talk all things birds, and some not bird topics, have fun , share and support.

A flock thread , is a place for you to share your journey with your parrot/ parrots . Pictures, funn stuff, struggle or ups and downs too. You don't have too, not all people do. Some people just make a new thread to show off some pictures, or share stuff , or when have questions.

I like having a flock thread, because I can go back and look at highlights, or when I did changes and stuff. I forget stuff, and it's cute to look back .

There is a wet bird Wednesday thread ( I just found out about! ) a what is your bird eating today thread, what's your birds favorite toys .
I hope you do join in more! You might be able to share your advice with people new to ringnecks , anything! We are all just people helping and sharing with each other
 

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Well time to join in more! We talk all things birds, and some not bird topics, have fun , share and support.

A flock thread , is a place for you to share your journey with your parrot/ parrots . Pictures, funn stuff, struggle or ups and downs too. You don't have too, not all people do. Some people just make a new thread to show off some pictures, or share stuff , or when have questions.

I like having a flock thread, because I can go back and look at highlights, or when I did changes and stuff. I forget stuff, and it's cute to look back .

There is a wet bird Wednesday thread ( I just found out about! ) a what is your bird eating today thread, what's your birds favorite toys .
I hope you do join in more! You might be able to share your advice with people new to ringnecks , anything! We are all just people helping and sharing with each other
Ahh thanks for the info! It sounds fun I’ll definitely participate :xflove:
 

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I hope you will come back to update , with good news 0f course!!
Just a small update! Her eye doesn’t look swollen or red anymore (honestly I think she’s always had a bit of a “swelling” near her eye but its just how her eye is and it just looked more noticeable that day)

She has lost some more feathers near her eye but I can see a lot of tiny tiny feathers near it (I don’t know if they’re feathers that are going to fall out or feathers that are just coming in)

Generally, I’m guessing it’s just part of her moult because in some of her old pictures I saw that she literally had no feathers near her eye during moulting (even worse than now!) then about a month after her feathers were back!

Thankfully she’s behaving the same and I’ve been keeping an eye on her poop too it’s all normal.. Thank God! :rolleyes:

What I find a bit odd is her whole body didn’t moult at the same time… she’s been moulting for about over a month now, first her tail feathers fell, then they regrew, then her neck grew pin feathers and only now here face has been moulting. Is it normal for different areas to moult at different times? I also saw some big pin feathers on her back just yesterday.
 

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Has some intense molts with her African Ringneck. Oh sorry she can't reply here yet.
You can make a new thread nit in the 911 section to talk general stuff like molt
 
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