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what's wrong with my kakariki's eyes?

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SDavies

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wahhh! now what's going on....
his left is allot worse than his right, they look bare and sore
he doesn't seem to be paying much more attention to them, but now i'm watching I've seen him rub his face against the perch and with his foot a few times
i'm worried sick
i rang the emergency vet, and he just said there was nothing he could do without seeing him and to keep him comfortable for now but it sounds like he's irritated it
there is nothing new around the cages that i can think off
i have ivermectin so going to give him a drop tonight

does anybody know what i could wash his eyes with,
maybe chamomile tea, or a weak vanodine solution?





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Poor baby they definately look irritated. I am going to try and see if I can find anything that will help you. Hopefully someone will be along with some advice for you. You havent changed his diet at all?
 

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Have you cleaned on or around his cage recently and if you what did you use? have you sprayed anything in his room?
 

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Definitely looks irritated....nothing new or different? I would make a trip to the vet....
 

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I don't know how long you have had your Kakariki and also where you live...BUT there is a possibility of mites or a secondary bacterial/ or parasite infection starting to happen...Do you have it outside if you live in outside of the US?
Getting it to vet ASAP would be the best thing for it...:hug8:
 

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poor thing,I hope he is Ok:heart:lots of love for you both:hug8:
 

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thanks guys
ive always used vanodine to wash cages and toys, i even soak millet sprays!
very paranoid person


getting the white paper down, and removing all toys

told just to feed her normal trill for now, and no dried fruit or pellets
 

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Some mites come out at night as you might know and hide during the day in the cracks/crevasse of the cage or perches or toys!...anyway you can put in new perches for the time being and soak the ones that are in the cage?:hug8:
 

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Hi, Your bird needs to see a vet for the eye infection. Like Betty said it may be a secondary infection of something more serious. The only thing I would wash the eyes with is saline solution.

P;ease keep your bird warm 85-87 F, and keep him hydrated. How has his eating and drinking been? What do the poops look like? Have you been weighing him?

Please keep us updated.

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it's no change this morning so am ringing the vet today with my friend's free call

it's looking sore and she she will not leave it alone

poo is good, eating and drinking good
but it looks nasty , her eye isn't even round anymore!!

poor lass
 

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Please let us know what the vet says...this can really get out of hand fast!:hug8:
 

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Aw poor baby. Prayers coming your way.
 

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Hi, Your bird needs to see a vet for the eye infection. Like Betty said it may be a secondary infection of something more serious. The only thing I would wash the eyes with is saline solution.

P;ease keep your bird warm 85-87 F, and keep him hydrated. How has his eating and drinking been? What do the poops look like? Have you been weighing him?

Please keep us updated.

gary
I agree completely! And there very well could be a sinus infection going on as well. Pressure in the sinuses can also make the eye, or eyes red swollen and irritated.
 

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I think it looks like conjunctivitis....Twinkle got it one time and my vet told me that Birds may get conjunctivitis....She is a lot smaller but her eyes pretty much looked the same red eyes and raw outer edge.
 

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How is your Kakariki doing? Did you manage to get him to the vet?
 

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Poor baby. Please take your baby to the vet soon. Any updates regarding what's going on now by chance?

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